American Violinist Nathanael Leavitt has completed studies at the Oberlin Conservatory and is earning a Professional Studies Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has toured in Switzerland, France, and in the United States- performing in spaces including Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions. Nathanael debuted as a soloist with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra at 11 years old, and has appeared in a solo capacity with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic, Lone Tree Symphony, Oberlin Baroque Orchestra and others.
Nathanael was a first prize winner at the inaugural Music International Grand Prix 2021, and was also honored to accept the 2021 iClassical Academy Special Recognition Prize. He has also received first prize in numerous local competitions in midwest USA and appeared as a guest artist and Concertmaster in the award winning film “Thicker than Water” (2018). He also performed as Associate Concertmaster of the National Orchestral Institute and recorded an album with Naxos Records. In 2020 he was invited to Geneva as a Semifinalist for L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
In 2019, Nathanael toured with the Belle Street String Quartet and gave masterclasses and performances in MN. The quartet was the Artist-in-Resident quartet at Madeline Island Chambermusic Festival and worked closely with the Curtis Institute’s Dover String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and performed as a quintet with Masumi Per Rostad of the GRAMMY award winning Pacifica String Quartet. As an avid chamber musician Nathanael has performed both in Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland Institute’s Resident Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble.