Saturday 14th October, 7:30pm, William Alwyn Festival – Grieg Concerto at Snape Maltings, with the Prometheus Orchestra and Edmond Fivet. Same day at 11:30am, Blythburgh Church, mixed chamber concert with the Atea Wind Quintet, Sara Trickey and John Turner – including Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds K.452, and new works by Edward Gregson and Jeremy Pike. Click here for more via Snape Maltings website.
In October Nathan will begin a year-long collaboration with violinist David Chivers performing Schumann’s three Violin Sonatas, beginning with a residency and performances in Paris.
‘Great American Sonatas’ CD released on SOMM: 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..?‘ and 4 stars from Fiona Maddocks in The Observer here. 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.
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.
A new work for concert band commissioned by Rugby School for their 450th Anniversary and premiered at Rugby in June this year as part of their global event day. Write up here.
This autumn Nathan is developing a new children’s opera with the Mahogany Opera Group as part of their ‘Snappy Operas’ project – a nationwide project with children aged 7-11 taking part in creating and performing ten-minute works.
Completion of new works for cello and piano, commissioned by Charles Watt, this autumn.
Piano Circus will undertake a residency at Snape Maltings in February 2018, developing a major new commission and re-visiting older ‘classic’ PC repertoire ahead of the group’s 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2019. More on this shortly…
Nathan continues his association with the wonderful Friday Afternoons project in accompanying 700-odd children for The Big Sing at Snape Maltings on 17th November, as well as working for The Yehudi Menuhin School’s outreach project this autumn, presenting concerts with young artists from Yehudi Menuhin at primary and special needs schools in Surrey and south London.