Artist Bio

Nathan Meltzer, violin

Major-prize winner at the 2022 Sibelius and Singapore international violin competitions, recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and the youngest ever to win the Windsor Festival International String Competition, violinist Nathan Meltzer is establishing a holistic and multi-faceted career as both a soloist and chamber musician, with passions for both standard and contemporary repertoire. Meltzer has performed across Europe, Asia, and North and South America as a soloist with major orchestras around the world, including the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national d’île-de-France, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Charlotte symphony orchestras, among others. As a chamber musician, Meltzer has performed with celebrated musicians through series such as Parlance Chamber Concerts, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Kallos Chamber Music Series, Terezin Music Foundation, Project: Music Heals Us, Midori’s Partners in Performance, and the Heidelberger Frühling, as well as at festivals including ChamberFest Cleveland, Krzyzowa-Music, Moritzburg Festival, Ravinia Festival, Perlman Music Program, and Verbier Festival Academy. He is also the Artistic Director of Opus Illuminate, a non-profit chamber music organization dedicated to performing, recording, and commissioning works of composers from historically underrepresented communities. A Juilliard graduate and student of Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman, Meltzer plays on a Storioni violin on generous loan from the Rin Foundation.

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