Composing new works for artists both at home and abroad.
Solo recitals, concertos and chamber music collaborations.
Director of the Southwold Concert Series, Southwold Music Trust and the Alwyn Music Festival.
Outreach, education and music-making projects in the community.
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The Art of British Song
Showcasing the legacy and future of British Song, beginning with three CDs with James Gilchrist
Recent news from Nathan
I’m delighted to announce in deja-vu fashion that live music will once again be returning to Southwold with two lunchtime concerts in St. Edmund’s Church on Tuesday 22nd June and Tuesday 6th July, staged by the Southwold Music Trust. The concerts will begin at 1pm and last just under an hour. A socially distanced audience […]
Beethoven 2020 It doesn’t seem like last year, but more like a different age… It was barely 11 months ago when I performed four Beethoven Concertos in Aldeburgh. It was a wonderful start to what would prove to be a terrible year, but two performances of the Emperor are still owing, all being well… Southwold […]
On Tuesday 15th December, 1pm, in St Edmund’s Church Southwold – the first of a series of six live concerts in St Edmund’s Church, Southwold. Marije Johnston, violin Nathan Williamson, piano Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano in G major, KV301 Schubert: Sonatina in D major, Op.137 no.1 Brahms: Sonata for violin and piano No. […]
Nathan will perform the first of three solo recitals for CityMusic Live on Friday 4th December at 8pm. The concert will include works by British composers featured on his CD for SOMM Recordings, Colour and Light. The CD was chosen as Album of the Month in International Piano Quarterly: ‘No praise could be high enough […]
Volume I of ‘100 Years of British Song’, a three-CD project with tenor James Gilchrist for SOMM Recordings, is released today, 16 October 2020. You can now listen to the tracks on Spotify and Apple Music. It is an Apple Music featured new release in their #Modernism category. You can find further information to purchase the CD on […]
The first volume of ‘100 Years of British Song’, a three CD project with tenor James Gilchrist for SOMM Recordings is due to be released on Friday, 16 October 2020. It has been chosen as the pick of the best new classical releases on BBC Radio 3. Click here and scroll through to about 8:15, when they begin a very […]
Following their popular musical evenings on Southwold’s South Green, Magnus and Marije Johnston (two violinists from the distinguished Navarra Quartet, currently living in Southwold) and Nathan Williamson gave a concert for the children at Southwold Primary School on 1st October. It was fantastic to see the children having a wonderful time and experiencing live music, […]
Homecoming was originally written for solo violin in 2008 for Piotr Szewczyk’s Violin Futura project, in which he commissioned a ton of new violin pieces. This arrangement was made especially for Magnus and Marije Johnston, to play in the South Green Soirees in Southwold during lockdown. Homecoming is exactly what it says. In the original for solo violin […]
Throughout September, Southwold music-lovers have continued to enjoy the South Green Soirees in balmy late summer sun. We plan to move these events indoors when the weather finally turns, but we haven’t yet found a way around the various issues surrounding gatherings indoors… yet… But if we can find a way to make this work, […]