Biographies - 2.06.2023

Nathaniel Griffiths

Australian-born conductor Nathaniel Griffiths holds a Master’s in Orchestral Conducting from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where he studied under the tutelage of Johannes Fritzsch. He is a participant in the 2023-24 iteration of the Australian Conducting Academy, affording him the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with Australasia’s leading symphony orchestras and conductors.

He made his debut with the Queensland Conservatorium Opera Orchestra in 2021, in a performance of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. His orchestral debut came in 2022 with the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, in a performance of Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C and Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel’s Overture to Erwin und Elmire.

Nathaniel has assisted on numerous projects with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland, and Queensland Ballet. His credits include Assistant/Off-stage conductor in Richard Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie, and cover conductor on Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet Manon. Additionally, his studies at the Conservatorium afforded many opportunities to assist and cover conduct, including productions of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera.

Nathaniel was a participant by invitation in the 2022 Australian Conducting Academy, and successfully applied for a position in the inaugural Australian Conducting Academy in 2018. His international education includes masterclasses in Australia, Prague, Budapest, and Christchurch.

In 2023, Nathaniel looks forward to commencing with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra in the role of New Zealand Assistant Conductor-in-Residence.