Nathan Amaral

Nathan Amaral, violin, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), was born and raised in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, by the age of 12 Nathan was introduced to the violin on a social project that took kids out of the streets to learn music.

Nathan has earned an international reputation as a versatile and deeply sensible artist with a natural musical understanding, having performed along side with Michael Tilson Thomas, Marin Alsop, Thomas Riebl, Anthony Marwood, among others, being regularly invited to the Open Chamber Music (OCM Prussia Cove), Yellow Barn and Young Concert Artist (YCA). Chosen by the violinist Midori Goto, Nathan appeared as soloist with the Jenäer Philharmonic orchestra, he has also performed with orquestras such as the São Paulo State Symphony, National symphonic orchestra and Ilumina Camerata. Nathan has devoted a big part of his life on building equality in music through teaching violin to young kids in Brazil, building his new project and his festival SIM (Week of Musical Integration) to help less privileged kids. His social impact and initiative has gained visibility and was selected to participate in the YCAT in London career development and project launching. First prize winner and laureate of international competitions, Nathan is 2 times winner of the biggest prize in Brazil the Eleazar the Carvalho competition, Paul Roczek Award, Weimar “die besten zum schlüss”, the Wiener Klassik Preis and Ruggero Ricci violin competition.