Cellist

Teacher

Coach

Nathan and his family live in Seattle where he maintains a private studio and serves as coach for various organizations throughout the Puget Sound. He recently moved from New York where he earned his DMA under Colin Carr and was founding cellist with Pelia Quartet under the guidance of the Emerson String Quartet.

 

Recent festival and competition appearances include La Jolla Chamber Music Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Jeunesses Musicales International, special prize winner at the Wigmore International String Quartet competition, and bronze medal winner at Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Nathan has collaborated with artists Colin Carr, David Shifrin, Nicholas Phan, Johnny Gandelsman, and John Bruce Yeh.

 

Prior to moving to New York, Nathan was Cello Fellow with the Montgomery Symphony and Artistic Director of the Montgomery Music Project where he conducted and coached over 75 young musicians in orchestra and chamber music. His work focused on community outreach and musical exposure to the youth in Montgomery and surrounding communities. In addition, he conducted the Auburn Community Orchestra and was on faculty at Auburn University.

 

Concert tours have taken him to Asia, Europe and North America. Awards include prizes from the William C. Byrd International Competition, the Beethoven Club Competition, the Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition and the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.

 

His Bachelor’s degree was earned at Biola University where he was a featured soloist with the Biola Symphony Orchestra, cellist of the Honors Quartet and adjunct conducting faculty while still a student. He has since been sought after to return as Guest Conductor and Studio Artist.

 

During his time at the University of Memphis Nathan earned his Master’s degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Leonardo Altino and orchestral conducting under Pu-Qi Jiang. His Performance Certificate in cello was completed at Michigan State University under Suren Bagratuni.

 

Nathan has recorded and performed with several rock/pop bands in such venues as The House of Blues, Los Angeles, and The Roxy Theatre and can be heard on the Blue Griffin and Biola University labels as well as on live broadcasts from WKAR and KUSC. 

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