As an internationally recognised chamber musician and soloist, Nathaniel Boyd has appeared at the world’s leading concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus and the Paris Opera. Described as an ‘exceptionally gifted’ recitalist by Musical Opinion following a concert with duo partner Alexander Boyd at the Purcell Room in 2013, Nathaniel is a laureate of numerous prizes for his work with the Navarra String Quartet, including the MIDEM Outstanding Young Artist Award, Cannes (2008), Florence International Chamber Music competition, First Prize (2005) and a Borletti Buitoni Fellowship (2007) as well as being selected for representation by YCAT and as a soloist, by the Tillett Trust (2009). His recordings of Vasks’ Quartets and Haydn’s Seven Last Words, with the Navarra Quartet, both received 5 star reviews from BBC Music Magazine.
Recently Nathaniel has appeared as Principal Cellist with major UK orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Manchester Camerata, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra. Chamber music highlights this season include recitals at the Esterhazy Palace, Hungary, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (with the Badke Quartet) and the Purcell Room. This summer Nathaniel will be resident at the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, the Southwell Festival and the Roman River Festival and is delighted, together with violinists Tamsin Waley- Cohen and Emma Parker and violist Rosalind Ventris, to be a member of the newly- formed Albion Quartet.