Artistic Director

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

Current projects include the Alwyn Music Festival, scheduled for October 7th to 10th 2021, staging concerts in various venues on the Suffolk coast. 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. The current programme includes events at The Red House in Aldeburgh, St Edmund’s Church Southwold, Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, and Southwold’s Electric Picture Palace.

A series of concerts staged by the Southwold Music Trust in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold, with violinists Magnus and Marije Johnston to socially distanced audiences and live streaming online is re-starting after the latest lockdown restrictions with concerts on Tuesday 22nd June and Tuesday 6th July. These concerts also feature specially tailored, online music education events for Southwold Primary School. For more information please visit the Southwold Music Trust homepage.

From 2006 to 2010 Nathan 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 flexible, welcoming rehearsal space and audience. In 2008 Nathan founded the Southwold Concert Series in his hometown of Southwold, Suffolk ,which to date has staged nearly 60 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.