Founder of Bravo Conservatory of Music, Nancy Ko began her violin and viola studies at the age of eight. She obtained her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Viola Performance from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Longy School of Music of Bard College, emphasizing in violin and viola teaching. Her principle teachers include Victoria Chiang, Michael Larco, Chiachi Lai, and Chichong Tseng.
An active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra player, Ko performed in prestigious music festivals such as Sempre International Festival in Italy, Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, Orford Music Festival in Quebec, as well as Eastman School of Music Viola Intensive Technique Workshop in Rochester. She had the privilege to work with renowned musicians including Heidi Castelman, Vagram Saradjian, George Taylor, Jutta Puchhammer, Lauren Burns, Daniel Sweaney, Shanghai String Quartet, and Saint Lawrence Quartet.
Ko enjoys building musicianship and self-esteem with her students through music learning. She encourages her students to participate in performances, music examinations, and competitions. Her students had won prizes in US International Music Competition, and had the opportunities to perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Colburn Music School, the Paramount Studios, Skirball Cultural Center, Cubberly Theater, and Quinlan Community Center. Ko currently serves as an adjudicator at the Certificate of Merit National Music Exam and the CAPMT Student Evaluations.
*Note: Ms. Nancy is a Distinguished Faculty member and offers lessons under our Distinguished Faculty tuition rate. Please contact us for more information.