Nathan Chan & Michael Casimir
Virtual Concert Premiering
Monday, December 28th, 2020, 7:00 PM PT
Eye of the Tiger by 2 Cellos
Shostakovich: Prelude from “Five Pieces Duo”
Lutosławski: Bucolics for Viola and Cello
Beethoven: Eyeglass Duo
Nathan Chan is a strong proponent of using technology and media to attract others into the classical world and is committed to his fast growing Internet presence; to date, he has over 7 million views on YouTube and Instagram. (@nathanchancello) He recently joined the Seattle Symphony as their new Assistant Principal Cello. In 2018, Mr. Chan performed the Elgar and Schumann Cello Concertos with the Bainbridge Symphony and the Cascade Symphony. Nathan’s 2019-2020 season includes a performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D with the Everett Philharmonic and the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, as well as a summer at the Marlboro Music Festival. Nathan received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics at Columbia University and his Masters of Music with Richard Aaron at The Juilliard School.
Michael Casimir joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s viola section in 2019. He was awarded second place in the 2015 and 2011 International Sphinx Competitions, and winner of the grand prize at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Competition in 2013. He has guested as Principal and Co-Principal of the London Philharmonic
Casimir acquired his undergraduate degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory, and his post-baccalaureate degree from The Curtis Institute of Music in May of 2018 under the tutelage of Roberto Diaz, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Ed Gazouleas. While a student at the Curtis Institute, Casimir performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In addition to classical music, Casimir likes to explore other genres. He is the newest member of The 442s; he recorded for the “Lion King” (2019) soundtrack; and has composed the music for a mobile game.