Nathan Chan

Cellist Nathan Chan made his musical debut at the age of three, conducting the San Jose Chamber Orchestra on a set of variations by Mozart. He has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, and the Reno Philharmonic, among others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 12, recorded with the legendary singer Roberta Flack at age 13, and at age 15, released a CD of the live World Premiere performance of 'Velesslavitsa' by Alexander Prior on Toccata Classics.  He was featured in the Peabody Award winning HBO documentary, "The Music In Me", the Grammy Award winning radio show, "From The Top", NPR's Performance Today with Fred Child and was featured in the acclaimed 3-part British Television documentary, "The World's Greatest Musical Prodigies". Nathan is a 2012 Davidson Fellow and recently earned his Bachelor's degree from Columbia University. Nathan currently attends The Juilliard School and studies with David Finckel and Richard Aaron, where he won the 2013 Juilliard Cello Concerto Competition playing Strauss's "Don Quixote" under Maestro Leonard Slatkin. In 2015, he was a chosen artist in Fondation Louis Vuitton's Classe d'Excellence du Violoncelle in Paris, France with renowned cellist Gautier Capuçon. Nathan plays on a 1875 William Tarr cello on generous loan from the Juilliard String Instrument Collection.
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NameChan, Nathan
Born inUnited States, North America
Main languageEnglish
attended UniversitiesThe Juilliard School

Tambourin Chinois for Cello by Nathan Chan and Drew Petersen
Tambourin Chinois is one of my favorite pieces because it is such a cultural melting pot of musical identities. The composer, Fritz Kreisler, was an Austrian born violinist who decided to write a Chinese dance piece after being inspired by a Chinese street performer. I'd love to give you my own cellistic interpretation of this violin virtuoso favorite!

Live performance from Charlotte White's Salon de Virtuosi concert series on April 20th, 2015 in New York at the wonderful home of Mr. and Mrs. Bryden. Filmed and recorded by Kenneth Kato. See more info at
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