Nathan Meltzer

Nathan Meltzer

VIOLIN
"An unforgettable reunion with Nathan Meltzer that allows us to predict for him the most brilliant career."

Universidad de Concepción


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Overview

A protégé of Itzhak Perlman, American violinist Nathan Meltzer is increasingly hailed as a rising star, offering a compelling combination of exceptional technique and mature musicianship.

Performing regularly across America from a young age, Nathan first attracted international attention after winning the International Concert Competition Debut-Berlin in 2016, which led to a performance of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1 at the Berliner Philharmonie. A year later he received first prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition, the youngest ever to do so at the age of sixteen. He made his UK concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in autumn 2017, performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto under the baton of Michael Francis.

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American violinist Nathan Meltzer is increasingly hailed as a rising star, offering a compelling combination of exceptional technique and mature musicianship. This season sees his Danish debut with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto under the baton of Conrad van Alphen. He begins the new season performing at Septembre musical de L’Orne alongside Ziyu Shen, Jan Vogler and Lise de La Salle and makes a very special ‘Homecoming’ concert at the Longy School of Music.

Performing regularly across America from a young age, Nathan first attracted international attention after winning the International Concert Competition Debut-Berlin in 2016, which led to a performance of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1 at the Berliner Philharmonie. A year later he received first prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition, the youngest ever to do so at the age of sixteen. He made his UK concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in autumn 2017, performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto under the baton of Michael Francis.  Other recent highlights have included concerts with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellin in Colombia and first prize in the New York-based competition, ‘Getting to Carnegie’. He continues to appear widely across North and South America where previous engagements have included the Pittsburgh Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Adelphi, Bloomington, Muncie and Charlotte Civic orchestras, as well as the Orquesta Sinfónica Concepción in Chile.

A keen recitalist and chamber musician, Nathan has recently performed at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Giardini La Mortella (the former Italian residence of composer William Walton) and at the Water Island Festival in St. Thomas in the Caribbean. As a member of the Omega Ensemble in New York since 2016, Nathan frequently joins other outstanding artists at the beginning of their professional careers for chamber performances in and around New York. Last season saw Nathan make his debuts at Chamberfest Cleveland and Moritzburg Festival performing alongside distinguished musicians. He was also selected to attend the Verbier Festival Academy during July 2019.

Nathan is a protégé of Itzhak Perlman and currently studies at the Juilliard School with Perlman and Li Lin, his teachers since 2013 at the Perlman Music Program and Juilliard Pre-College.  Prior to that, he was with the ‘Violin Virtuosi’ at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2010-2013). He is a regular guest on NPR’s radio show, ‘From the Top’, and has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank, Vadim Gluzman, Jaime Laredo and Donald Weilerstein as well as collaborations with Gilles Apap, Atar Arad, David Chan, Augustin Hadelich, Joseph Lin, Mark O’Connor, The Piano Guys and the Ariel String Quartet.

Nathan performs on the “Ames, Totenberg” Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1734, which is on loan from Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative.

Artist website: www.nathanmeltzer.com

Promoters please note: if you wish to include this biography in a concert programme etc, please contact Hazard Chase to make sure you receive the most up to date version. Email:  Laurens Price-Nowak

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News

Nathan Meltzer travels to Germany

August 2nd, 2019

Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival

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French Debut for Meltzer

November 12th, 2018

Khachaturian Concerto in France

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Recovered “Ames, Totenberg” Stradivarius

October 10th, 2018

Meltzer presented with famous violin

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Nathan Meltzer in Europe

June 11th, 2018

Young American violinist makes his Italian debut

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Competition win for Nathan Meltzer

January 17th, 2018

Winner of ‘Getting to Carnegie’ Violin Competition 2018

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Reviews

15 May, 2017 – Universidad de Concepción

“16-year-old North American violinist tackled the most arduous passages of Tchaikovsky’s concerto with an astonishing skill; but what probably impressed the most in the first two movements was the tenderness he evoked in the most lyrical passages. The final movement, with its Cossack-dance rhythm, was overwhelming and unleashed an ovation that—on Saturday, in the crowded UdeC Theater—was responded with an unusual encore: the cadenza from the wonderful Poème by Ernest Chausson. In short: an unforgettable reunion with Nathan Meltzer that allows us to predict for him the most brilliant career.”

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Artist Manager

Peter Railton (London)
peter.railton@hazardchase.co.uk
020 7636 5447

Chloe Stowers-Veitch (London)
chloe.stowers-veitch@hazardchase.co.uk
020 7636 5453

Assistant Artist Manager

Laurens Price-Nowak (London)
laurens.price-nowak@hazardchase.co.uk
020 7084 6953