A native of Toronto now living in the United Kingdom, Nathaniel received his Masters of Music degree from the Royal Academy of Music as a full-scholarship pupil of Maurice Hasson. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree with academic honours from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Paul Kantor.
In June 2013 Nathaniel joined the Piatti Quartet as first violinist. He has already appeared with the group in concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, and numerous other venues across the U.K. This completes a busy schedule of chamber music, including debuts next season at the Purcell Room in London (with the Minerva Trio) and the Marianischer Saal in Lucerne (with the Azalea Ensemble).
An experienced orchestral musician, Nathaniel is the No. 4 chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra first violin section. He has led the Orchestra on occasion, and is also a regular leader of the Orion Symphony and Paradisal Players. Other recent work includes international tours with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Aurora Orchestra. As a committed educator, Nathaniel has coached and mentored young musicians at the Royal Academy of Music, the Aberdeen Youth Orchestra, and the National Music Camp of Canada.
Highlights of recent seasons include solo and chamber music concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Dartington Summer Music Festival, the Brighton Festival Fringe, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Past performances have been broadcast on SDR radio (Germany) and PBS television (USA). He has also held multi- year Fellowships at both the Aspen Music Festival and the Perlman Music Program, and was the 2010 String Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music. His career has been further supported by Canada's Sylva Gelber Music Foundation.
Nathaniel plays a violin by G. Cappa, Saluzzo, 1682, generously made available to him on long-term loan by a consortium of investors.