Recent performances led by Nathan Aspinall 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 guest conducted the Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and has acted as Assistant Conductor for Opera Queensland. During the 2016-17 season, Nathan returns to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and makes his debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He attended the Conductor’s Workshop at the Tanglewood Music Centre in 2014 and 2015 and studied Orchestral Conducting with Hugh Wolff at New England Conservatory in Boston.