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Biography

Trombone

Associate Principal

Nick Platoff was appointed to the position of Associate Principal Trombone of the San Francisco Symphony by Michael Tilson Thomas in 2016, at the age of twenty-three.  

He enjoys a multifaceted career as a composer/arranger/producer, soloist, vocalist, improviser, recording artist, educator, conductor, chamber musician, and concert producer. He loves creating in genres ranging from classical, pop, jazz, funk, and Hip Hop to sound healing and music for multi-tracked trombone.  

In addition to his faculty positions in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division and San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Mr. Platoff is a sought-after guest educator, having recently taught at Stanford, Yale, Juilliard, the National Orchestral Institute, Miami Music Festival, and Amateur Music Network. He is a proud alumnus of New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School, Northwestern University, and the New World Symphony.