Nathan Aspinall is currently the Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
Recent performances in this position have included Handel’s Messiah, Prokofiev’s complete ballet Cinderella and a tour of South Florida with pianist Bezhod Abduraminov. The program included Shostakovich Symphony No.5 and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 and received rave reviews across the state. Kevin Wilt of the Palm Beach Daily News said of the performance “In recent years, the Kravis Center has heard performances by the Chicago Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and more. This one was just as polished as any of those.”
Formerly, he held the position of Young Conductor with Queensland Symphony Orchestra where he assisted Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch and visiting guest conductors and conducted concerts for the education series. Nathan studied French Horn and Conducting at the University of Queensland and upon graduation was awarded the Hugh Brandon Prize. In 2012, Nathan attended the Aspen Music Festival studying with Robert Spano and Hugh Wolff. He was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize, inviting him to return to Aspen in 2013.
Nathan has conducted the Atlanta, Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and has acted as Assistant Conductor for Opera Queensland. Festival master classes and appearances have included the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Oregon Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Seminar.
During the 2018-19 season, Nathan will lead the Jacksonville Symphony in his third masterworks subscription appearance and tour with the orchestra and organist Cameron Carpenter to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Nathan studied Orchestral Conducting with Hugh Wolff at New England Conservatory in Boston.