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. Chan was a chosen artist for Fondation Louis Vuitton's Classe d'Excellence du Violoncelle with renowned cellist Gautier Capuçon. Nathan earned his Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and has a growing internet presence with over 7 million views. Nathan 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.
Check out his episode to learn more about:
📱how Nathan is using TikTok as his Fensta
🎻navigating the loss of live performance
🍌the role of nervous poops and bananas in Nathan's performance preperation
Have a question? Nathan is all ears!
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Episode | April 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
artists, cello, covid, symphony, tiktok
We've been chomping at the bit to talk to Nathan Chan, after hearing about him from our guests Drew Forde and Ken Kubota - and it did not disappoint. This conversation about how live performers navigate the loss of our space rollercoasts from hilarious conversations about bananas and nervous poop (don't ask, just listen) to trying to figure out what role the giving economy will play in the arts, to what a world looks like if artists have no income, to how TikTok gives us permission to not be perfect. You won't want to miss this!