Nathan is currently the Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony. Recent performances in this position have included Handel’s Messiah, Prokofiev’s Cinderella and a tour of South Florida with pianist Bezhod Abduraimov. The program included Shostakovich Symphony no 5 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no 3 and received rave reviews across the state. Kevin Wilt of the Palm Beach Daily News said of the performance “In recent years the Kravis Center has heard performances by the Chicago Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and more. This one was just as polished as any of those.”
Formerly, he held the position of Young Conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra where he assisted Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch and visiting guest conductors and conducted concerts for the education series. Nathan studied French Horn and Conducting at the University of Queensland and upon graduation was awarded the Hugh Brandon Prize. In 2012 Nathan attended the Aspen Music Festival studying with Robert Spano and Hugh Wolff. He was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize, inviting him to return to Aspen in 2013.
Nathan has guest conducted the Atlanta, Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and has acted as Assistant Conductor for Opera Queensland. Festival appearances and masterclasses have included the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Oregon Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Seminar.
During the 2018-19 season, Nathan will lead Jacksonville Symphony in two masterworks subscription programs and tour with the orchestra and organist Cameron Carpenter to the the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has also been selected as one of two conducting fellows at the Tanglewood Music Festival for the Summer of 2019. Nathan studied Orchestral Conducting with Hugh Wolff at New England Conservatory in Boston.