MusicWise, Interviews

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 –
Music Director Donato Cabrera interviews cellist, Nathan Chan.

Cellist Nathan Chan discovered his talent for music at an early age through conducting. He made his debut as a conductor at age three, leading the San Jose Chamber Orchestra in a set of Mozart variations, despite not yet being able to read music. Chan began formal music lessons with cellist Irene Sharp at age five. He later studied with Sieun Lin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Nathan Chan has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, and Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, among others. He also participated in the Emmy-award winning NPR program From The Top and NPR’s Performance Today with Fred Child. In 2009, he was featured in The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies, a three-part British series documenting a global search for talented musicians. He recently joined the Seattle Symphony as Assistant Principal Cello.