William Nathan Farrington graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in May, 2006. Mr. Farrington (who goes by Nathan) studied Double Bass with the Principal Bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hal Robinson, as well as with famed soloist Edgar Meyer. Mr. Farrington has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony, the Aspen Music Festival Conducting Orchestra, and the Minnesota Sinfonia.
An avid chamber musician, Nathan completed his third summer at the Marlboro Music Festival in 2006. He appears regularly in the bass sections of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Columbus Symphony, and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. Also, he has developed a relationship with Garrison Keillor and has appeared on NPR on "A Prairie Home Companion" numerous times. In addition to bass, Mr. Farrington has begun to develop his tenor singing voice.
He currently studies vocal technique with his father Michael Farrington, worked with Mark Oswald in New York City, and made his debut as tenor soloist in Beethoven's "Chorale Fantasy" with Richard Goode and the Marlboro Music Festival Orchestra, under Ignat Solzhenitsyn in August of 2007.