British pianist, composer and artistic director Nathan Williamson studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Joan Havill and Malcolm Singer, at Yale University with Martin Bresnick, Michael Friedmann, Ezra Laderman and Joan Panetti and at Oxford University with Robert Saxton.
He lives in Southwold, Suffolk, and he founded and directs the Southwold Music Trust and the Southwold Concert Series.
As a pianist his worked with various living composers to perform their work and has collaborated with many other musicians. He is a member of Piano Circus and is founder of the project The Art of British Song.
As a composer he has been commissioned by a wide variety of organisations and individuals, including Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariko Brown and Julian Jacobson.
Spotlight. An Impressive Achievement - Geoff Pearce enjoys piano music by Christopher Brown. 'The writing requires a great deal from the pianist, both in technique and musical understanding and in this, Nathan Williamson excels.'
Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney - A hundred not out
CD Spotlight. Hidden Secrets - Gerald Fenech listens to twentieth century British piano music played by Nathan Williamson. '... brought to light with the utmost conviction.'
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