27 episodes

Violinists (and husband and wife) Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto give you an inside look at performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Each week brings new repertoire, conductors, soloists... and new stories from their life-long love affair with the violin, the symphony, and their family.

Stand Partners for Life Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 160 Ratings

Violinists (and husband and wife) Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto give you an inside look at performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Each week brings new repertoire, conductors, soloists... and new stories from their life-long love affair with the violin, the symphony, and their family.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Rubencíto ,

I love your podcasts

My friend Jason Heath told me about your podcast and so I started listening to them. Right now I just finished episode 5, and I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed them so far, and that I look forward to continue listening to them. I’ve been attending the LA Phil as subscribers, witty my wife and son, for the last six years, and we look forward to every performance. Your podcast are truly enjoyable and I appreciate not only your honesty as you present each theme, but also all the knowledge that your are so willing to share. Thank you so much
Ruben Salazar, DMA

quinn head ,

Tip-top podcasts, Brava & Bravo!

I’ve been reading, listening & watching Nate Cole & Stand Partners For Life from the beginning. I’m a professional violinist who worked in NYC, Chicago & LA, now in Asheville. It feels isolating at times not working in a big city. I’m finding these podcasts an invaluable way to stay current as well as inspire my students.

The humanity, kindness, candor & honesty of everything I’ve read and heard is refreshing & very enjoyable. Thank you both for all you are doing. It is beautiful. So good!

Cookingviolinist ,

A Gem!

Love this! It’s so therapeutic to hear other colleagues talk about their orchestral experiences. I especially love Akiko’s short yet meaningful comments.

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