A native of Toronto now living in the United Kingdom, Nathaniel holds a Bachelor of Music degree with academic honours from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Prof. Paul Kantor. He received his Masters of Music degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London as a full-scholarship pupil of Prof. Maurice Hasson. In February 2011 Nathaniel was appointed to the No. 4 chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra first violins. He leads the Orchestra from time to time, and is also a regular leader of the Orion Symphony and Paradisal Players.
Highlights of recent seasons include performances at the Dartington Summer Music Festival, the Brighton Festival Fringe, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Orillia Opera House, at the Spanish festival Encuentro de Musica de Santander, and at the Festival Pablo Casals in France. As an avid chamber musician, he is a member of the Azalea ensemble; his past performances have been broadcast on SDR radio (Germany), PBS television (USA). He has also held multi- year Fellowships at both the Aspen Music Festival and the Perlman Music Program. Nathaniel plays a violin by G. Cappa, Saluzzo, 1682, generously made available to him on longterm loan by a consortium of investors