Nathaniel LaNasa

Nathaniel LaNasa, piano (San Diego, CA)has premiered works for quarter-tone pianos by Dimitri Tymoczko at Princeton, made first recordings of chamber works by Tobias Picker for Tzadik, and workshopped Hannah Lash’s most recent opera at Columbia’s Miller Theater. Works written for him include Tyler Harrison’s piano concerto, a protest song by Shawn Jaeger, and Molly Joyce’s YouSaidHeSaidSheSaid for voice and singing keyboardist.
Exploring intersections of storytelling, speech, and movement, Nate frequently partners with vocalist Lucy Dhegrae. The duo is committed to building a new repertoire that challenges conventions of the voice and piano partnership. They have performed in the crypt of NYC’s Church of the Intercession, at LA ArtShare, and on the Resonant Bodies Festival at Roulette (Brooklyn). Nate also performs regularly with baritone Gregory Feldmann. Together, they received First Prize in the 2019 Joy in Singing International Art Song Competition and will make their Weill Hall debut in February 2020.
In New York City, Nate has performed at Alice Tully Hall, MoMA, and (le) Poisson Rouge. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, Nate was awarded fellowships at Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, and Stephanie Blythe’s Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar. This past summer he joined the coaching staff at Berlin Opera Academy.