Nathaniel Anderson-Frank

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Nathaniel Anderson-Frank


Leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra

About Nathaniel Anderson-Frank

Leader of the Piatti Quartet, Nathaniel is also a first violinist of the Philharmonia Orchestra and a guest leader, soloist and chamber musician.

A native of Toronto now living in the United Kingdom, Nathaniel received his Masters of Music degree with the highest honours from the Royal Academy of Music as a full-scholarship pupil of Maurice Hasson. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree with academic honours from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Paul Kantor.

In 2013 Nathaniel joined the Piatti Quartet as first violinist. He has already appeared with the group in concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, and numerous other venues across the U.K, France and Italy. This completes a busy schedule of chamber music, including debuts this past season at the Purcell Room in London (with the Minerva Trio) and the Marianischer Saal in Lucerne (with the Azalea Ensemble).

An experienced orchestral musician, Nathaniel is the No. 4 chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra first violin section whom he leads on occasion as well as the Orion Symphony Orchestra and Paradisal Players.

Other recent work includes international tours with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Aurora Orchestra.

As a committed educator, Nathaniel has coached and mentored students at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Trinity-Laban Conservatoire, where he has held solo and chamber music fellowships.

Nathaniel has also been invited to share his experience with young musicians of the iCulture Orchestra (Poland), the Aberdeen Youth Orchestra, and the National Music Camp of Canada.

Highlights of recent seasons include solo and chamber music concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Dartington Summer Music Festival, the Brighton Festival Fringe, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. He is also a regular guest at the Festival Pontiac Enchanté in Quebec.

Past performances have been broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, SDR radio (Germany) and PBS television (USA). He has also held multi- year Fellowships at both the Aspen Music Festival and the Perlman Music Program.

His career has been further supported by Canada's Sylva Gelber Music Foundation. Nathaniel plays a violin by G. Cappa, Saluzzo, 1682, generously made available to him on long-term loan by a consortium of investors.

Hear Nathaniel's beautiful performance here