Composer

A full catalogue of Nathan’s work can be browsed here or via the ‘Works’ button in the menu above, and various recordings are available via the albums page.

Nathan’s music is by turns complex and restrained, extreme and conventional, using consonance and dissonance in equal measure and covering a wide range of styles. Nathan has written many works for amateur performers and his music has a knack of ‘pushing’ to new territory whoever it is written for, whatever their ability or experience.

Current projects┬áinclude recording The little that was once a man with tenor James Gilchrist on Volume III of ‘100 Years of British Song’ project, a three CD project of recent British music for SOMM Recordings. Nathan’s reflective Intermezzo for solo piano is also included on this volume as a ‘bonus track’. Release of Volume III is scheduled for February 2022.

In October 2021 the Rossetti Ensemble will perform Crystal (2008) for performance in October 2021 at the Alwyn Music Festival.

Nathan is also making arrangements of Endings (2001) and Homecoming (2007) for other instrumental combinations.

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.