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Associate Principal

Nick Platoff joined the San Francisco Symphony as Associate Principal Trombone in the 2016–17 season. He studied at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami. He was a winner of the Aspen Music Festival and School Brass and Percussion Concerto Competition, National Brass Symposium Trombone Excerpt Competition, and United States Coast Guard Band Young Artist Competition. Mr. Platoff is a coach for the SFS Youth Orchestra and serves on the faculty of the SF Conservatory Pre-College Division. For more on Nick Platoff, visit


(September 2019)