Nathan  Ben-Yehuda

Nathan Ben-Yehuda, M.M.

Adjunct Faculty - Piano, Music Theory


Nathan Ben-Yehuda is a pianist, arranger and composer based in Los Angeles. He has gained notability for his proficiency in a wide array of genres and different keyboard instruments, as well as his impassioned and probing performances. Nathan has been a winner of the Yamaha Young Performing Artist award, and has also received 3rd prize in the Seattle International Piano Competition. He has worked closely with such composers as George Lewis, Kaija Saariaho, Oliver Knussen and Thomas Ades. Nathan has held a fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he performed in a variety of new music and chamber music groups, and took part in a complete performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux alongside pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and performed Nancarrow Studies on two pianos with composer/pianist Thomas Adès. He has been featured in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” as well as on WMHT Radio. He has appeared on Musiqu3 TV in Beligium as a competitor in the 2021 Queen Elisabeth competition. He recently was one of two pianists invited to the Taos School of Music, directed by Robert McDonald, and perform as part of their young artist chamber music series. He is also the pianist for the Victory Players, a recently formed new music ensemble based in Holyoke, MA. Most recently, Nathan became a permanent member of Los Angeles based music collective Astral Mixtape, who perform original music and arrangements inspired by a myriad of styles. Nathan completed his Undergraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Professor Hamish Milne, and his masters degree at the Juilliard School with Joseph Kalichstein and Jerome Lowenthal. He continued studies with Shai Wosner and Richard Goode at Bard College as part of their Advanced Performance Fellowship.