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Bio courtesy of Nolan Robertson
Nolan Robertson is the Director of Artistic Projects at Carnegie Hall. In this position Nolan works closely with all departments to advance Carnegie Hall concerts. Nolan also serves as Producer for all special high-profile large projects including Carnegie Hall Galas, including Opening Night and Gala Musicals among others. Oversight of these projects includes negotiation of artist contracts, hiring creative teams and handling all production elements and staging, schedule, artist travel, ticketing, grand rights, music rentals and rehearsal space management ensuring all Carnegie Hall Concerts and events are on time and on budget.
Previous professional positions include Dean of Performance Operations at Manhattan School of Music where he oversaw some 250 annual institution wide events for the Jazz Arts Program, Chamber Music Program, Orchestral Performance Program, Choral Arts, Opera and Musical Theatre. Other positions include Booking and Press Associate at Frank Solomon Associates a boutique artist management firm located in New York City as well as at the Asia Society of NY working as a Box Office Associate and Membership Associate.
Throughout his career in arts administration Nolan has had the privilege of producing events and concerts with some of the world’s most notable ensembles, including the Czech Philharmonic, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Bach Collegium Japan, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony and National Symphony Orchestras among others and at venues including St. John the Divine, Harlem Stage, Metropolitan Museum of the Arts, The Morgan Library, National Sawdust, The Riverside Church, The Gerald Lynch Theatre, Florence Gould Hall Theatre and Merkin Concert Hall and having toured ensembles and orchestras to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Academie International d’Ete de Nice.
Nolan began his career however as a violinist, growing up in Mankato, Minnesota. His educational career includes receiving his High School Diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy, where he attended school for two years, a Bachelor of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music and a Masters of Music Degree from New York University. He also attended Meadowmount School of Music for summer study. His teachers along the way included Hal Grossman, Marilyn Bos, Isaac Malkin, Laurie Carney, Blair Milton, Alan Bodman, David Geber, Julia Lichten, Peter Winograd and Stephanie Chase.