B i o g r a p h y
Nathan Harris is a pianist working primarily as a repetiteur and vocal coach. He joined the music staff of the Nationaltheater Mannheim in November 2022 after two years at the Landestheater Coburg. He has also worked as a repetiteur with the English National Opera, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the International Opera Studio at Zürich Opera House. He played continuo harpsichord in ENO's 2020 production of Marriage of Figaro, orchestral piano in Zürich Opera House's Die Gezeichneten, and celesta in the world premiere of Last Call, also in Zürich.
Also a conductor, Nathan led a production of Die Zauberflöte at Bloomsbury Opera (postponed because of Covid-19), and has been assistant conductor of The Consul, The Long Christmas Dinner and A Dinner Engagement at the Guildhall school.
As a song accompanist, Nathan recently performed Die Winterreise at the Nationaltheater Mannheim with tenor Christopher Diffey. Other appearances include the semifinals of the Ferrier Awards at Wigmore Hall and the finals of the Somerset Song Prize, both with tenor Daniel Mullaney; "The Song Continues," a song workshop at Carnegie Hall led by Marilyn Horne; a pre-concert recital for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 2015 Tchaikovsky festival; and master classes for many of the most renowned interpreters of vocal music, including singers Christa Ludwig, Marilyn Horne, Elly Ameling, Thomas Allen, and Ann Murray, and pianists Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Helmut Deutsch, and Margo Garrett. Nathan also performs four-hand music with his wife, pianist Mairi Grewar.
Nathan was a member of the studio at the Zürich Opera House and went on to be the Trainee Repetiteur at English National Opera. Previously, he earned a Masters with Distinction in Opera Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a Masters in Collaborative Piano at the University of Michigan with Martin Katz, and a BA in Music at the University of Chicago with Svetlana Belsky. He is also an alum of SongFest in Los Angeles, the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, and the Georg Solti Accademia's repetiteur masterclasses in Venice.