Nathanael Turner is a violinist currently completing a BM in violin performance under Dr. Mikylah Myers at West Virginia University. He is from the Pittsburgh area and has previously studied under Irene Cheng and Katerina Istomin. From 2016-2018 he was a first violinist in the Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra where he was regularly coached by and received masterclasses from members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, such as Jeremy Black, Dennis O’Boyle, Charlie Powers, Bronwyn Banerdt, and Mikhail Istomin. In 2018 they completed a tour of Central Europe under John Wilcox during which they played in Vienna’s MuTH, Budapest’s Vigadó, and were featured on the Rudolfinum’s concert season, appearing in Dvořák Hall. He twice won a position in the PSO’s EQT student side-by-side, and played in numerous community and semi-professional orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Philharmonic.