Nathan Tinker

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Nathan Tinker graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2011 where he studied classical piano, jazz and composition. He was the winner of the Brighton Springboard Music Festival Concerto Competition and the Richmond Music Festival Concerto Competition and as a result has performed Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Brighton & Hove Youth Orchestra. Since 2008, he started accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists where his aptitude for learning music quickly has brought him much demand. He has served as an accompanist on various masterclasses and also delivered charity concerts to raise funds for the Dorothy Croft Trust. Accompanying landed him in prestigious venues such as St. Martin's in the Fields, Royal Albert Hall - Elgar Room, Hampton Court House, Regent Hall and St. James Piccadilly. In addition to this, he was also contracted by the RCM and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to accompany students for college entrance examinations and recitals. Since 2010, Nathan started a different kind of work for the English National Ballet accompanying school workshops, adult ballet and repertoire classes which led to a role in the much acclaimed Dance for Parkinson's program there. To this day, he enjoys a variety of dance accompaniment for the University of Roehampton, the Notting Hill Tabernacle and for BalletBoyz. He is currently serving his 1st of a 3 year tenure with the Live Music Now musician scheme with fellow pianist Alexandra Zlatior. He is very grateful for the support given to him through the Help Musicians UK Sir Henry Richardson Award. Outside of the UK Nathan has performed in Corsica, France, Italy, Romania, Spain and his native Japan.