Nathan Chan Cello


Nathan Chan’s multifaceted cello career spans solo, chamber music, and orchestral realms, driven by his belief in music’s power to invite camaraderie among musicians and patrons alike. Named a local Forbes 30 Under 30 for Seattle, he has attracted new audiences to classical music by embracing technology and social media with over 35 million views across YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Nathan has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony and The Royal Philharmonic. He has enthusiastically participated in music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, where he collaborated with Mitsuko Uchida and Anthony McGill, and embraced growth at Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Classe d’Excellence du Violoncelle with Gautier Capuçon. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Joshua Kosman praised him for his “profound technical gift and… his mastery of musical narrative.” Nathan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Columbia University and his Masters of Music with Richard Aaron at The Juilliard School. In the 2023-2024 season, Nathan will perform Tan Dun’s and Gulda’s Cello Concertos. He currently serves as the Assistant Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony.