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Cellist Nathan Chan made his musical debut at age three conducting the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic, and the Albany Symphony, among others. Mr. Chan was named a 2012 Davidson Fellow for his project entitled "The Importance of Passion” and was awarded a $25,000 scholarship as part of this prestigious honor. While in New York City, he made his debut in Avery Fisher Hall (now David Geffen Hall) playing Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major and with the Juilliard Orchestra performing Strauss' Don Quixote as the winner of the 2013 Juilliard Cello Concerto Competition, led by Maestro Leonard Slatkin. In 2015, Mr. Chan won the Aspen Low Strings Concerto Competition playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major and was a recipient of the 2016 Samuel Mayes Memorial Cello Award at Tanglewood. Chan was a chosen artist for Fondation Louis Vuitton Classe de Excellence du Violoncelle with renowned cellist Gautier Capuçon. A man of many interests, Mr. Chan earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University and has a growing internet presence with over 87 million views (@nathanchancello). He studied with Richard Aaron at The Juilliard School, where he earned his Masters of Music. He is currently Assistant Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony. (Picture Credit Mike Grittani)

Nathan Chan


Seattle, WA

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