Nathanael Udell, Natural Horn

Nathanael Udell, 31, is a recent graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music earning his Doctor of Music under the tutelage of the former principal horn of the Chicago Symphony (ret.), Dale Clevenger. A graduate of both Rice University and The Juilliard School, he studied with principal horn player of the Houston Symphony, William VerMeulen, and former American Brass Quintet member, Dr. David Wakefield. Aside from modern horn, Nathanael also studied natural horn with R.J. Kelley, Richard Seraphinoff, and Anneke Scott,
and has performed with the period groups Gotham Early Music Ensemble, New York Baroque Incorporated, Mercury Baroque, Grand Harmonie, and Jubilate Baroque.

In 2016, Nathanael acted as the principal horn for the Orquestra Filarmonica de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico, under the baton of Marco Parisotto. Nathanael is currently principal horn of the newly formed period ensemble, Teatro Nuovo founded and directed by William Crutchfield. Additionally, he is and active freelancer in New York City, and has worked with the American Ballet Theatre, the Mendelssohn Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra, Mimesis Ensemble and was on Broadway for Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

He is also a member of RÜM, a Horn Quartet that focuses on performing works by local and national composers, and features arrangements of some of the best loved selections from American’s strong tradition of song. In 2020, RÜM released their first EP featuring works by Michael Kallstrom, Bernhard Heiden, and Mica Redden. Nathanael can also be heard on the album The Christmas Horn featuring William Ver Meulen and the Rice Horn Crew, as well as an upcoming album with renown flute soloist, Mimi Stillman, and her ensemble, Dolce Suono.