Composer

Recent news and upcoming projects:

  • January 2022: The Little That Was Once a Man will be released on Volume III of ‘100 Years of British Song’ project, a three CD project with James Gilchrist of recent British song for SOMM Recordings. Nathan’s reflective Intermezzo for solo piano is also included on this volume as a ‘bonus track’.
  • Intermezzo and Dreams, both short works for solo piano, will be published and available for download from this website early in 2022.
  • Nathan is also finalising arrangements of Endings (2001) and Homecoming (2007) for other instrumental combinations.

Nathan Williamson’s music is a mixture of extremes – complex and restrained, melodic and abstract, consonant and dissonant, impassioned and flippant. His music also covers a wide range of styles. In addition to collaborations with many leading artists, Nathan has written many works for amateur and young performers and his music has a knack of leading whomever it is written for to new territory.

A full catalogue of works can be browsed here or via the ‘Works’ button in the menu above.

Recordings of various works can be found on the Albums page – and there are also some informal/live recordings on Nathan’s YouTube channel.

Nathan studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Malcolm Singer, at Yale University with Ezra Laderman, Martin Bresnick, Joan Panetti and Aaron Jay Kernis, and at Oxford University with Robert Saxton. For a more detailed biography, please click here or visit the ‘About’ page via the menu above.