Composer

Recent news and upcoming projects:

  • A recording of The Little That Was Once a Man, a song-cycle for voice and piano, is now available on Volume III of ‘100 Years of British Song’ for SOMM Recordings, performed by James Gilchrist and the composer. Nathan’s reflective Intermezzo for solo piano is also included on this volume as a ‘bonus track’.
  • Both Intermezzo and Dreams, both short works for solo piano, will be published and available for download from this website shortly…
  • Nathan is also finalising arrangements of Endings (2001) and Homecoming (2007) for other instrumental combinations.
  • Crystal (2020) premiered by the Rossetti Ensemble at the Alwyn Music Festival, October 2021: Musical Opinion describes the work as ‘the highlight of the Festival…’

Nathan Williamson’s music is a mixture of extremes – complex and restrained, melodic and abstract, consonant and dissonant, impassioned and flippant. 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.