Mezzanotti - Nathan Project

Unique is the word to describe this new eclectic project, born from the two different identities of Federico Nathan and Jacopo Mezzanotti. Violin, guitar and a electronics, are the ingredients of this new music experience, that creates from scratch a new recipe using the musicians common background: classical music, jazz, folk, and modern rock/pop. 

The improvisation element is the leitmotif that connects the entire show, giving the opportunity to exhibit the virtuosity of these top players. 

Furthermore the composition ability of both musicians, presents a performance that surprise the audience constantly. Without giving the time to understand what happen, the music already changed around you, giving no choice but surrendering to this new unique musical experience.


Was born in Montevideo in 1986. 

In the year 2002 he debuts as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo as a part of the Music Youth Contest award. In the year 2003 he is selected to participate, representing Uruguay, in the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, organized by the OEA, in which tours all the American continent. 

In the same year he obtains a full scholarship in the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid with the professor Rainer Schmidt , and he is selected to travel to the International Music Festival of Santander where he receives master classes by Zakhar Bron, Silvia Macovici and Joseph Silverstein among others. 

In 2004, Queen Sofia of Spain awards him a diploma as the best student of the year in his chair. 

In the next year, he obtains the distinction of the Boston Bank Foundation “New Young Talents” and receives support for his travels on behalf of the National Music Fund. 

Since the age of 14 he has performed as a soloist in the SODRE Symphonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo, where he created and interpreted as a soloist in the project “Philharmonic Jazz”, that was acclaimed by the critics and audience. 

After he graduates from the University of Indiana, he is selected by the violinist Didier Lockwood to study jazz in his Conservatory in Paris. 

In 2010 he´s hired by the Spanish National Orchestra. In the same year, with the intention of expanding his horizons in chamber music, he develops himself with his quartet in the “Reina Sofía Institute” in Madrid, under the tutorship of Gunter Pichler (first violin in the Alban Berg quartet). 

In the middle of 2010 he becomes a part of the educational projects organized by INAEM and the Spanish National Orchestra, participating in workshops in different institutes in Madrid. 

In January 2011 he is selected by the Youtube Symphony Orchestra to become a member of it and play in the Sidney Opera Theatre, Australia. During this event, he is selected to perform as a soloist in a Vivaldi concert along with Richard Tognetti. 

In September 2011 he is accepted in the Hanns Eisler Conservatory in Berlin to study a Master Degree with the professor Ulf Wallin. 

In the same year, he performs his concert for violin and orchestra for the first time together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo. 

In 2012 wins the Annual Music Award by the MEC in the category "Música Ciudadana” for his composition “Children of the South” in Montevideo. 

In 2015 wins the same award in the category “Música Academica”. 

As a soloist he has performed with a wide range of artists, from Leo Masliah to Snarky Puppy and Chano Dominguez. 

In the year 2013, the Federico Nathan Quintet wins the “Best Band Award” in the International Jazz Competicion Europafest 2013, that takes place in the city of Bucharest. 

In the same year he wins along with his group Four Fusion the Jazz Community award in the Clazz Latin Jazz Festival  in Madrid. 

He currently holds the position of leader in the Second Violins group in the two times grammy awarded Metropole Orchestra in Holland. 

With this Orchestra he has performed along with artists as Joshua Redman, Snarky Puppy, Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, Quincy Jones and Gonzalo Rubalcaba ,among others. 

In 2017 ,Federico is invited to be Professor at the Strings Department in 

Berklee  College of Music ,Valencia.


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