Nathan Braude
The young Belgian violist Nathan Braude is rapidly emerging as one of the most promising viola players of his generation. Nathan has performed in many of the world's most prestigious concert venues including the Wigmore Hall in London, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He has also appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Brussels Philharmonic, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Limburgs Symphonie Orkest in Maastricht, the Solistes Européens Luxembourg, Orkest der Lage Landen, and the Solistes d’Europe chamber orchestra with whom his playing was described by Midi Libre as ‘…virtuosic, expressive, vibrant and refined…’

Nathan’s festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, Progretto Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano, “Les Musicales” in Colmar, the Giverny Festival and the Juventus Festival in Cambrai where he was nominated “Lauréat Juventus” in 2008.
Since 2010 Nathan regularly performs in duo recitals together with his wife Polina Leschenko.

Most recent highlights include Bartók's viola concerto, Paganini’s Gran Sonata per la viola and numerous performances of Berlioz’s Harold en Italie with the Limburgs Symphonie Orkest and the Sinfonia Concertante with the Orkest der Lage Landen, début recitals at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and numerous chamber music concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
The 2010-2011 season included performances of Berlioz's Harold en Italie with the Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Michel Tabachnik at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, chamber music concerts at the Progretto Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano and his début recording for the Fuga Libera label of the complete works for viola by the Belgian composer Joseph Jongen, to be released in September 2011.

Nathan plays on an Italian viola by J.B Ceruti from1811 generously loaned by Michael Zuber.