Nathaniel Boyd - Artist and Cellist

Musical biography

As an internationally recognised chamber musician and soloist, Nathaniel appears regularly at the world’s leading concert halls. Described as ‘exceptionally gifted’ by Musical Opinion magazine following a recital at the Southbank Centre with duo partner Alexander Boyd, he is a laureate of numerous prizes for his work with the Navarra Quartet, including the MIDEM Outstanding Young Artist Award, Cannes (2008) and a Borletti Buitoni Fellowship (2007) as well as being selected for representation by YCAT and as a soloist, by the Tillett Trust (2009). His recordings of Vasks and Haydn quartets both received 5 star reviews from BBC Music Magazine.

Nathaniel appears as guest Principal Cellist with UK orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra.

Nathaniel is a member of the Albion Quartet. Formed in 2016, the quartet have forged a busy international schedule with concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw and at the Aldeburgh Festival. Recently the quartet were in residence at the Båstad, Ryedale, Sainte-Mère and Stratford International festivals and their most recent recording of Dvořák quartets on the Signum label (part of a complete survey) was chosen as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine. They broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3, most recently from the Presteigne and Belfast International festivals.