NATHAN WILLIAMSON performs at the world’s leading venues and festivals as soloist and chamber musician, composes new work for a wide variety of artists at home and abroad, and directs projects on a local and national level.
Recent highlights include 100 Years of British Song, a three-CD project for SOMM Recordings with tenor James Gilchrist, the complete Beethoven Concertos with the Prometheus Orchestra, recording Sonatas and Nocturnes by Malcolm Lipkin for Lyrita, the premiere of Christopher Brown’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, and international tours with the renowned new music ensemble Piano Circus. During the pandemic Nathan gave online recitals for City Music Live and streamed regular live music into schools and care homes.
Nathan’s own compositions include the piano quartet Crystal, premiered in October 2021 by the Rossetti Ensemble, a major Sonata for cello and piano premiered in 2018 by Charles Watt, as well as new songs for James Gilchrist. Other recent commissions have come from the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Endymion, NOW Ensemble, Bury St. Edmund’s Cathedral and Pushkin House.
Nathan’s first CD for SOMM, Great American Sonatas (2017), was hailed by Musical Opinion as ‘a landmark in recordings of American piano music’ and Colour and Light (2019), of British 20th century piano repertoire, was chosen as Album of the Month in International Piano Quarterly. His recording debut, Brahms and Schubert: Late Piano Works, was reviewed by Donald Sturrock as ‘a truly electrifying debut from a musician with a rare marriage of thoughtfulness and passion’.