Nathaniel Taylor, Filipino/African-American cellist, is establishing himself as a passionate
and charismatic performer with a variety of solo and chamber music engagements across the
United States. Nathaniel is the Grand Prize winner of the ASTA Masters Competition (2016),
Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition (2017), and has received fellowships at the
Tanglewood Music Center (2017/2018) and with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (2018).
Nathaniel made his solo debut in 2016 with Jonathan McPhee and the Boston
Conservatory Orchestra playing the Elgar Cello Concerto. He has also appeared as soloist with
the Lexington Symphony, cello ensemble “BoCoCelli”, and the Hemenway Strings; a
conductorless chamber orchestra led by internationally acclaimed violinist Lynn Chang. Future
engagements include the “Colour of Music” Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival with
the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, and Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No.2 with Maestro Bruce
Hangen and the Orchestra of Indian Hill.
An active chamber musician, Nathaniel has been chosen numerous times to play in the
Chamber Music Honors Concerts at the Boston Conservatory in performances of Berg String
Quartet Op.3, Ravel String Quartet, Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B
Major, Dvorak “Dumky” Trio, and Tchaikovsky Piano Trio. In 2016, he was invited to play on the
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center as well as Sirius XM Radio with the BoCoCelli Quartet
and the “No Strings Attached” Brass Quintet. A past highlight of this season was a performance
of Schubert’s famous Cello Quintet in C Major with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Nathaniel received his B.M (2015), Graduate Performance Diploma (2017), and
Professional Studies Certificate (2018) from the Boston Conservatory where he studied with
cellist Rhonda Rider. Beginning in the Fall, he will continue his studies at the Boston
Conservatory where he will be a candidate for the institutions most prestigious program, the
Nathaniel currently plays on a Valentino De Zorzi cello dated 1910.