Nan Harrison Washburn


“These recordings confirm Nan Harrison Washburn’s excellent reputation. Her performances are sensitive, thoughful, serious, gracious—words that mark her self-evident musicality.”
The American Prize

“What a beautiful performance of my work!!
Your soloist, Juliana Athayde, is superb, as are you and your orchestra.
Please congratulate everyone –
I could not be happier with your performance”
John Corigliano

“I’ve been impressed by the wide-ranging scope of her knowledge, her warm rapport with her players and colleagues, and most important, her ability to convey clear musical messages to an orchestra through her precise conducting technique and
communicative body language.
She’s a joy to perform concertos with!”
Sharon Robinson
Solo Artist and Cellist with Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

“I'm very impressed with you as a conductor and as a music director....I loved what you did with The Encantadas and I thought the orchestra played it wonderfully,
with understanding and emotion.”
Tobias Picker
Former Composer in Residence, Houston Symphony

“Nan Washburn [is] a conductor of many musical gifts...a rare presence...who has earned the right to stand on the podiums in front of our finest orchestras.”
Harold Farberman
Former Director, Leopold Stokowski Competition
Director/Founder, Conductors Institute

“[Nan Washburn] is a first rate musician....
She has an impressive knowledge of the repertory, taste and imagination
in program planning.”

Michael Steinberg
Former Artistic Advisor, Minnesota Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony

“I cannot recommend a young conductor more highly than Nan...”

Libby Larsen
Former Composer-In-Residence, Minnesota Orchestra

“[Her] accomplishments with the Camellia Symphony are really outstanding,
and set a standard for orchestras throughout the country.
[She is] not only to be congratulated but to be thanked as well.”
Donald Thulean
Conductor, Former Vice President for Orchestra Services,
League of
American Orchestras

“If orchestras across the country would take a tip from [her] season, we would have many, many more people EXPERIENCING the concert hall,
and not merely contending with it.”
Murry Sidlin
Former Resident Conductor, Oregon Symphony. Dean of the Rome School of Music, Catholic University

“The orchestra, under the direction of Nan Washburn,
was well prepared and professional
in a way that easily reviled larger metropolitan orchestras.
I was thrilled with the performance of my music, as well as the other
equally challenging repertoire on the program.”
Janika Vandervelde

“We as an audience are privileged to hear such expressively performed music.... Hope there are many more of these concerts led by such an exceptional conductor.”

Annonymous audience member
Michigan Philharmonic