AJ Nilles, native of Wheaton, Illinois, started playing viola at the age of 3. He studied with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory at the Juillard School, graduating in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in music. In 2012 he joined the viola section of the San Diego Symphony. AJ also enjoys writing music, especially that of the classical, jazz and hip hop genres.
This performance marks AJ Nilles' La Jolla Music Society debut.