Nathan first studied as a guitarist and soon broadened his studies to include the saxophone and flute. He is now a true multi-instrumentalist and can be found performing and recording as a bassist, percussionist and pianist. Nathan began his career as a teenager learning from and playing with British jazz legend Don Rendell. He has composed many works for stage, screen and radio across a variety of genres including Classical, Jazz, Latin and Pop. He has acted as musical director and conductor at venues including the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, LSO St Luke’s and the Barbican.
Since 1999 Nathan has been a composer for the Imperial
Society of Teachers of Dance writing pieces for both the
Modern and Tap faculties.
Actor, writer and director Simon Williamson
hired Nathan to write the score for the film
“The Right Hand Man” shown at the Cannes Film Festival
in 2004. Largely written for solo piano the intimate score for
“Reflections” helped the film, directed by John Michie, reach
the 2008 Reel Film Festival.
Nathan has worked extensively in the theatre and this led to
a collaboration with playwright and screen writer Nick Drake.
The result was a musical play called “Success” performed
at the National Theatrein 2009.
2011 marked his debut at both the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall where his symphonic works commissioned by Music First and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment were performed.
In both 2012 & 2013 he wrote two new pieces for international cellist Guy Johnson and NOFA - “Concertino” and "1001 Nights". Continuing his residence with NOFA a further two new orchestral works works were comissioned and performed at the First Direct Arena in Leeds during 2014 & 2015 - "Orbits" and "Where Music Meets".
As an educator Nathan began his career in secondary schools in 2001 and then diversified in to primary teaching as well. He has worked in challenging schools across the country. Now settled in London, he has taught in a variety of settings in both Tower Hamlets and Haringey. Since 2006 his education work has focused in the London Borough of Islington, where he has led various ensembles, developed schemes of work, trained teachers and organised concert series. His educational publications include the book Recorder Rebels, part of the ABRSM Music Medals syllabus.