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To judge from this powerful new compilation, the music of young American composer Eric Nathan would seem to be as diverse as it is arresting. [...] Yet as multifaceted as the composer’s stylistic voice may be, there’s a constant vein of ingenuity and expressive depth through the entire lineup, and the performances are splendid throughout.
— Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle (1.3.16)
It’s already a must buy.
— George Grella, New York Classical Review (9.21.14)
— The Brooklyn Rail (10.2015)
...thoughtful and inventive...
— Russell Platt, The New Yorker (10.2015)
...a handsomely wrought evocation ...
— Steve Smith, The New York Times on "Four to One" for string quartet (1.9.13)
... sounds of the North Sea and seagulls overhead may be heard among the textures of this richly evocative piece.
— Patrick Rucker, The Washington Post on "Multitude, Solitude" for string quartet (1.11.15)
...Eric Nathan reflects on the tormented, avant-garde Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo in a piece that dramatizes the push-and-pull between past and present.
— Rhapsody, Top 10 Classical Albums, 11.15
...strikingly haunting... invites repeated listenings—four so far!
— Bob Neill, Positive-Feedback.com
Eric Nathan — on the evidence of “Multitude Solitude” (Albany Records) — is among the new American voices worth hearing in solo and chamber compositions [...] The expert performances reveal a young composer with his own style and certainty, forthright, never overbearing, but at the same time not burdened by excessive reserve.
— Jay Harvey, Upstage (12.24.215)
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Video from the CD Release Concert at (le) poisson rouge

Credit: Rebecca Fay Photography

Eric Nathan, a 2013 Rome Prize Fellow and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, has garnered acclaim internationally through performances at the New York Philharmonic’s 2014 Biennial, Carnegie Hall, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, MATA Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Ravinia Festival Steans Institute, Louvre Museum, Yellow Barn, and the 2012 and 2013 World Music Days. His music has been featured by the Berlin Philharmonic’s Scharoun Ensemble, Boston Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, A Far Cry, JACK Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. 

Recent projects include commissions from the New York Philharmonic for its CONTACT! series at its inaugural 2014 Biennial, Boston Symphony Orchestra for its Chamber Players, Tanglewood Music Center, violinist Jennifer Koh, Yale Symphony Orchestra for its 50th anniversary, and soprano Lucy Shelton. Nathan has additionally been honored with ASCAP’s Rudolf Nissim Prize, four ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, BMI’s William Schuman Prize, Aspen Music Festival’s Jacob Druckman Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Charles Ives Scholarship, and the Tanglewood Music Center’s Leonard Bernstein Fellowship.

Nathan served as Composer-in-Residence at the 2013 Chelsea Music Festival (New York) and 2013 Chamber Music Campania (Italy) and has been featured at composer portrait concerts at Tenri Cultural Institute (New York) and at the American Academy in Rome. He received his doctorate from Cornell and holds degrees from Yale (B.A.) and Indiana University (M.M.) and attended Juilliard Pre-College. His principal teachers were Steven Stucky, Roberto Sierra, Claude Baker, Sven-David Sandström, and Kathryn Alexander. Nathan served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University. 


Multitude, Solitude: Eric Nathan was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit the project page.