This Saturday 17th June Nathan accompanies Jubilee Opera in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s The Golden Vanity at the Aldeburgh Festival, conducted by Ben Parry.
A new work for concert band, commissioned by Rugby School for their 450th Anniversary, will be premiered at Rugby on Saturday June 24th.
A new CD on Lyrita of British 20th Century violin and piano music with violinist Fenella Humphreys has received 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine: an exceptional blend of engaging personality…, state-of-the-art suppleness and fluency, plus a degree of alertness which banishes any sense of the routine. Reviews can also be found in The Gramophone: Beautifully played… both players sound well attuned to the styles and expressive purposes of each work – and The Strad: Savoured to perfection by these gifted young artists.
‘Great American Sonatas’ CD released on SOMM receives 5 stars from Peter Dickinson in Musical Opinion – an exceptional CD announcing a remarkable young British pianist… a landmark in recordings of American piano music – 4 stars from Geoff Brown in BBC Music Magazine – He’s at his most memorable of all in the quiet reminiscences textured into ‘The Celestial Railroad’… Maybe there will be a volume two..?‘ Also 4 stars from Fiona Maddocks in The Observer here – and Jed Distler reviews in The Gramophone: A release of distinction. The CD includes works by Bernstein, Copland, Harrison and Ives, and was made with the generous support from the Gemma Classical Music Trust.
Nathan gives three recitals in July based around the American Sonata repertoire: Sophie’s Barn, Chacombe on Tuesday 4th July, 7:30pm; Buckingham Summer Festival, Wednesday 5th July, 11am; The Abbey Sutton Courtenay, Thursday 6th July, 7:30pm.