Cole Perez

Hercules, CA

California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Music, 2021
California State University, Long Beach, Master of Music, 2023

Originally from the Bay Area, Cole Perez is currently a graduate student at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. He previously received his Bachelor of Music degree from CSULB. He has received coaching and masterclasses from members of the Kronos, Aizuri, and Argus Quartet. Cole has served as Concertmaster for the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony, and regularly performs with the Mozart Classical Orchestra and American Youth Symphony. In his free time, Cole enjoys arranging and transcribing music for strings.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, John Adams

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Catching up on my favorite TV shows.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I’m excited to learn so much more orchestral repertoire this summer!