About Eric Nathan

Eric Nathan, a 2013 Rome Prize Fellow and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, has garnered acclaim internationally through performances at the New York Philharmonic’s 2014 Biennial, Carnegie Hall, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Aspen Music Festival, MATA Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Ravinia Festival Steans Institute, Yellow Barn, Music Academy of the West, 2012 and 2013 World Music Days, Domaine Forget and Louvre Museum. His music has additionally been featured by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic’s Scharoun Ensemble, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, American Composers Orchestra, Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, A Far Cry, JACK Quartet, American Brass Quintet and performers including sopranos Dawn Upshaw, Lucy Shelton, Tony Arnold, trombonist Joseph Alessi, pianist Gloria Cheng, and violist Samuel Rhodes.

Recent projects include two commissions from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including a chamber work for the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and an orchestral work, "the space of a door," to be premiered by the BSO and conductor Andris Nelsons in November 2016. Nathan has received additional commissions from the New York Philharmonic for its CONTACT! series, Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival for the American Brass Quintet, a trio for sopranos Dawn Upshaw, Lucy Shelton and Tony Arnold that premiered at a season opening concert at Merkin Hall, violinist Jennifer Koh for a solo work that premiered at the New York Philharmonic's 2016 Biennial, and the New York Virtuoso Singers. Nathan has additionally been honored with awards including a Copland House residency, ASCAP’s Rudolf Nissim Prize, four ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, BMI’s William Schuman Prize, Aspen Music Festival’s Jacob Druckman Prize, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Leonard Bernstein Fellowship from the Tanlgewood Music Center.

In 2015, Albany Records released a debut CD of Nathan’s solo and chamber music, “Multitude, Solitude: Eric Nathan,” produced by Grammy-winning producer Judith Sherman, featuring the Momenta Quartet, trombonist Joseph Alessi, violist Samuel Rhodes, oboist Peggy Pearson, pianist Mei Rui, and trumpeter Hugo Moreno. (Le) Poisson Rouge presented a CD release concert of Nathan's music in October 2015.

Nathan served as Composer-in-Residence at the 2013 Chelsea Music Festival (New York) and 2013 Chamber Music Campania (Italy). He received his doctorate from Cornell and holds degrees from Yale (B.A.) and Indiana University (M.M.). Nathan served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College in 2014-15, and is currently Assistant Professor of Music in Composition-Theory at the Brown University Department of Music. He has additionally taught composition as a guest faculty member at Yellow Barn's Young Artists Program in 2016. 

Biography current as of 11/16.