Nathan Ben-Yehuda was born in Los Angeles and has been studying piano since he was four years old. He most recently was a winner of the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artist Award and has also received 3rd prize in the Seattle International Piano Competition.
A new music enthusiast and a composer himself, Nathan often performs works by emerging composers and has been very active in Juilliard’s AXIOM ensemble. He has worked closely with such composers as George Lewis, Kaija Saariaho, Oliver Knussen, and Thomas Ades. Nathan has held a fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he performed in a variety of new music and chamber music groups, and took part in a complete performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux alongside pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and performed Nancarrow Studies on two pianos with composer/pianist Thomas Adès.
He has been featured in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” as well as on WMHT Radio. Shortly after this period with Victory Players, he will also attend the Taos Music Festival and School, directed by Robert McDonald, and perform as part of their Young Artist Chamber Music series. Nathan completed his undergraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Professor Hamish Milne, and his masters degree at the Juilliard School with Joseph Kalichstein and Jerome Lowenthal.