Nathaniel Anderson-Frank Assistant Leader

A native of Toronto now living in the United Kingdom, Nathaniel received his Masters of Music degree 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 February 2011 Nathaniel was appointed to the No. 4 chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra first violin section.  He has lead the Orchestra on occasion, and is also a regular leader of the Orion Symphony and Paradisal Players.  Other recent work includes international tours with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Aurora Orchestra.

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. As an avid chamber musician, he is a member of the Azalea ensemble and has also led the Piatti Quartet; past performances have been broadcast on 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, and was the 2010 String Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music. 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. He endeavours to find time to pursue other interests such as hiking, canoeing, scuba diving, and travelling.

The Philharmonia's Assistant Leader Chair is endowed by the Philharmonia Orchestra in memory of Jessie Hinchcliffe MBE

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