Artistic directing, or curating, is a creative process, facilitating and enhancing the link between artist and audience, and allowing a more direct communication between them.
Such activities have always been central to Nathan’s career. From 2006 to 2010 he was director of Chacombe Music, running an annual chamber music and song festival in Chacombe, in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, as well as staging other concerts in local venues and overseeing a residency programme in Sophie’s Barn (which continues to this day as a tributary of Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund – see www.sslf.org.uk
In 2008 Nathan founded the Southwold Concert Series in his hometown of Southwold, Suffolk, since when nearly 50 concerts have been staged in and around the town. Highlights include recitals by leading artists such as James Gilchrist, Mark Simpson, David Owen Norris, the Martucci Ensemble, the Sacconi Quartet. The now annual Christmas Concert packs the local church with concert-goers on the first weekend in December. Southwold concerts regularly feature new and unfamiliar music, and offer regular performing opportunities to local artists, both amateur and professional.
Last year these activities were bolstered by the formation of the Southwold Music Trust, which as founded to make music and music-making central to Southwold and the surrounding area.
This year there will be two festive concerts staged in the run up to Christmas, before a re-launch of a major new series of concerts in September 2017.