Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts Presents - Nathan Carterette - A Poet of the Piano

Nathan Carterette


Hailed as “wonderfully poetic,”  “exuberant yet sensitive” and “very compelling in his power and presence”, Nathan Carterette has distinguished himself in the international concert world by performing a huge range of works from Elizabethan keyboard music to tour de force Romantic blockbusters and music written today. His innovative, approachable ‘Poets of the Piano’ has inspired audiences to experience unfamiliar music with open ears and familiar music with new appreciation.

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts welcomes back this internationally known pianist-storyteller and recording artist in a program of romantic music from the Russian ballet masterpieces of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM in Lincoln Hall, Foxburg, PA. Tickets are $5 for Students, $20 for ARCA Members and $25 for Adults and can be reserved by calling 724 659-3153  or purchased online at

You are cordially invited to a post-concert meet-the-artist reception at The Red Brick Gallery’s 2022 opening featuring the paintings of guest artist Paul Means. The gallery is located at 17 Main Street in Foxburg, next door to Lincoln Hall.

Back by popular demand after his Beethoven Birthday concert in 2020 and a solo recital in 2015, Nathan returns to Lincoln Hall’s seven-foot Steinway to perform a program of Romantic music featuring music from the Russian ballet – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.  He will open the program with virtuosic Rachmaninoff Preludes.

In 2018-19, he took his “Poets” narrative-recital format on a 25-city American tour – performing to enthralled audiences an extravagant variety of piano music under common poetic themes and linking together composers across history up to current times.  His joyous, engaging personality and quicksilver genius connect with attentive and enthusiastic audiences wherever he performs around the world.

Appearing also in traditional formats, Nathan has been presented in such venues as Weill Recital Hall and the Yamaha Piano Salon of New York City, the Gasteig in Munich, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe of Hamburg, and Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral; in several universities such as the Berklee School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Busan National University of South Korea and Carnegie-Mellon University.

Educated at Yale University, where he studied with Boris Berman and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he studied with Robert Weirich, Nathan began his piano studies at the age of eleven with Cleveland’s legendary Birute and Anthony Smetona. A chance encounter in 2004 with Welsh composer-pianist Dafydd Llywelyn led to an invitation for intensive private study in Munich, and the world-premiere performance of Llywelyn’s monumental piano séance, ‘TimeQuake, no.VII/part.II’  in Hamburg. Besides Llywelyn, Nathan has worked creatively with many composers, including Quentin Kim, Dinos Constantinides, Judith Shatin, Marcus Maroney, James MacMillan and others. In 2013, he traveled to Korea to perform and record the complete solo piano works of composer-pianist Quentin Kim.

Known for his dedication to the music of Bach, Nathan has performed the Goldberg Variations in dozens of concerts in America, Europe, and Asia. His live broadcast of the Goldberg on Pittsburgh’s classical radio, WQED, became the most requested pledge drive item in that station’s history. His studio recording is available on all major streaming sites.

Nathan, together with organist Edward Alan Moore, formed The Arsenal Duo. They have performed many concerts throughout the country, from their 2013 debut in the historic Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, OH. They were also featured performers for the 2017 American Guild of Organists Great Lakes Regional Convention.

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