After completing his undergraduate studies Nicolas Corti studied viola under Ottavio Corti at Zurich Conservatory where he received his teacher, orchestra and concert diplomas. He subsequently travelled to New York where he studied intensively under Emanual Vardi. He has been a resident at the 'Tonhalle' and Zurich Opera House since 1976; he is also a member of the former Collegium Musicum Zürich (Paul Sacher). Corti performs as a chamber musician and a soloist in various formations. In 1982 he founded the acclaimed 'Amati Quartet' whose numerous recordings, concerts and international prizes have made it a distinguished name. He is a member of the 'Trio Musaïque' (flute, viola and harp).
Nicolas Corti has been teaching viola and chamber music at the Zurich School of Music since 1996. He is a member of a duo together with the pianist Paul Suits (Serious and light classic).