Indiana University - Master of Music
Yale University - Bachelor of Arts
Nathaniel Perló Meyer has conducted in France, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Romania, Italy, Hungary, and throughout the United States. Meyer has been described as "Talented and Charismatic...a new, dynamic Leonard Bernstein" (Belmont Citizen-Herald) and possessing "the musical imagination and the physical gifts of a born conductor...he led the final section of Tchaikovsky's Overture-Fantasy with power, passion and pertinence, building an overwhelming climax at the crest of the love theme. The audience and the orchestra burst into applause and cheers." (Boston Globe music critic, Richard Dyer).
In 2022, Meyer conducted the Paris Mozart Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonia, and in 2023 he conducted the Concord Orchestra, the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, and the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra in Szeged. Meyer is the Music Director laureate of the Du Bois Orchestra, dedicated to performing works by historically marginalized composers alongside the well-known repertoire of the classical tradition. With the Du Bois Orchestra, Meyer was one of the first American conductors to champion the works of forgotten African American composers, rediscovering their long-lost musical manuscripts, giving the world premiere of the oratorio, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Florence Price, and the Boston premiere of the Montgomery Variations by Margaret Bonds. Under his baton, the Du Bois Orchestra developed into an independent professional orchestra and deepened the repertoire of neglected American music.
Meyer was the 1st prize winner of the Vincent C. LaGuardia Jr. Conducting Competition, a semi-finalist of the Italian Conducting Competition, winner of the Wrexham Prize in Music from Yale University, and a laureate of the American Prize in Conducting. He has competed at the Lake Como International Conducting and was also invited to the Opera de Baugé Conducting Competition, the Bucharest Music Institute International Conducting Competition, and the International Ferenc Fricsay Conducting Competition in Hungary. Nathaniel studied at Yale and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he received a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting and was the recipient of the Artistic Excellence Award. He has also studied at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and the Järvi Academy in Estonia, and in masterclasses with Jorma Panula, Neeme Järvi, Ennio Nicotra, Claire Gibault and Martin Sieghart.
In addition to conducting, he is also an accomplished trumpet player, and the winner of the National Trumpet Competition and International Trumpet Guild Competition. The Boston Globe described him as "outstanding in the prominent trumpet part, playing with spirit, accuracy, feeling, and beautiful tone". He is the Music Director of Coro Dante, the Italian Opera chorus in residence at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts. In addition to conducting, he teaches trumpet and conducting. He is featured on a recording of the complete works by Paul Hindemith for Piano and Orchestra, with the world-renowned Turkish pianist, Idil Biret and the Yale Symphony Orchestra, released by Naxos Records.