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 special event concert with organist Cameron Carpenter. 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 conducted the Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and has acted as Assistant Conductor for Opera Queensland. Festival master classes and appearances have included the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Oregon Bach Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Seminar.
During the 2017-18 season, Nathan will lead the Jacksonville Symphony in his second masterworks subscription appearance conducting Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto with Behzod Abduraimov. As a guest conductor, he will return to the Atlanta and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. Nathan studied Orchestral Conducting with Hugh Wolff at New England Conservatory in Boston.