Nathan Aspinall

Resident Conductor

 Photograph of conductor Nathan Aspinall

Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall has led orchestras across the globe including in the US, Europe and Australasia. His work is characterized by insightful musicianship, innovative programming, and vibrant community engagement. Aspinall is currently the Associate Conductor of the Nashville Symphony and has led the orchestra in more than 70 performances of vast and diverse repertoire. This season, he makes a return appearance on the subscription series with a program of music by Anna Clyne, Mozart, and Prokofiev.  

Aspinall was a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a recipient of the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize at the Aspen Music Festival. In the summer of 2022, he traveled to Leipzig for a concert of Haig, Webern and Stravinsky with the Mendelssohn-Orchesterakademie of the Gewandhausorchester.  

Nathan maintains a close relationship with the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida, where he served as Associate Conductor, appearing each season on the masterworks subscription series and led on multiple tours. Nathan has since returned as guest conductor with repertoire including Rachmaninoff ’s Symphonic Dances and Sibelius’s Symphony No 2.

Aspinall has guest-conducted the orchestras of Minnesota, Atlanta, Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland, and Tasmania, as well as the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra. He has assisted many of today’s leading conductors including Stéphane Denève, Jakub  Hrůša, Nathalie Stutzmann, Thomas Søndergård, and Simone Young.  

Festival appearances and masterclasses include the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Oregon Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Seminar. He studied orchestral conducting with Hugh Wolff at New England Conservatory in Boston.