Artistic Director

Nathan has been involved in curating and staging musical events and activities from early in his career.

From 2006 to 2010 he was director of the Chacombe Music Festival, an annual chamber music and song festival in the Oxfordshire village. Its legacy today is Sophie’s Barn, a haven in the Oxfordshire countryside for creative groups looking for a warm, welcoming rehearsal space.

In 2008 Nathan founded the Southwold Concert Series in his hometown of Southwold, Suffolk ,which to date has staged around 50 concerts ranging from contemporary music and semi-staged opera to more light-hearted festive Christmas singalongs. The series also offers a performance platform to local choirs and instrumental ensembles.

In 2015 these activities were bolstered by the formation of the Southwold Music Trust, which has funded concerts and education projects in Southwold and nearby, including collaborations with Jubilee Opera, and more recently Snappy Operas, a national programme of opera for young performers devised by Mahogany Opera Group.

Since 2016 Nathan has been invited to curate concerts in aid of Wardens Trust, held at their beautiful hall on the Suffolk coast near Thorpness. These events have built awareness of Wardens’ work and raised funds for their ongoing care and activities with disabled people.

Nathan is also director of the Alwyn Music Festival, an annual event taking place over a week in early October (scheduled to continue in October 2021). The festival was founded by the William Alwyn Foundation to provide a platform for the music of the composer William Alwyn and his wife, Doreen Carwithen, to support music by living British composers, as well as those contemporaneous with William Alwyn, and to continue Alwyn’s legacy as an educator through the support and encouragement of artists at the outset of their careers.