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Nathan Mierdl started his violin apprenticeship in Germany. He was then admitted to the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Dijon (France) and subsequently studied under Christophe Poiget. He obtained his Master’s degree in 2018 at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse where he studied under Roland Daugareil. 


After studying at the Academy of the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France and the Academy of the Orchestre de Paris, he became a member of the Orchestre National de France and this was followed promptly by a position as assistant concertmaster with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He was appointed concertmaster in January 2023.


Nathan won various international prizes. In 2018 he won the Second Senior Prize at the prestigious Menuhin Competition along with the Arte Concert Online Prize, the Composer Award (prize for contemporary music composed just for the competition) and the Jonathan Moulds Award for Outstanding Potential. 


Before that, he had won the first prize at the international violin contest Louis Spohr in Weimar in 2013 as well as second prize of the international violin contest in Mirecourt (France), in 2014, and the special prize for the best interpretation of a romantic sonata at Rodolfo Lipizer international contest (Italy) as well as second prize in the Ginette Neveu international contest in Avignon (France) in 2015. These prizes have enabled him to perform with orchestras like Staatskapelle Weimar, the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Lorraine, l’Orchestre de Dijon-Bourgogne and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the orchestra of Opéra de Massy.


Moreover, Nathan is a much valued and appreciated chamber musician. He has played in numerous festivals of note such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Festival des Arcs, as well as the Festival Radio France in Montpellier-Occitanie, and in some of the most well-known European venues for classical music, including Wigmore Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva or the Auditorium de Radio France in Paris.


He has also had the privilege to play with renowned musicians such as Régis Pasquier, Kirill Gersten, Shekku Kanneh-Mason, Anna Vinnitskaya, Sarah Nemtanu, Adrien La Marca, Roland Pidoux, Michel Dalberto, Henri Demarquette, and also with reputed ensembles such as Quatuor Modigliani and Quatuor Belcea.


In order to deepen his exploration of chamber music, Nathan founded the Gaïa Quartet in 2015 and obtained with them a Master’s Degree in Chamber Music in 2019 under the leadership of Jean Sulen. In 2022, he joined the Trio Metral composed of the pianist Victor Metral and the cellist Laure-Hélène Michel. 


Two CDs were released in 2023, one of Louis Vierne’s music with Le Déluge, and the second one of Ravel et Chausson with Trio Métral available on

Nathan plays a violin made by the German violin maker Stephan von Baehr.



Initiation to the violin in Frankfurt am Main 



Conservatoire Jean-Philippe Rameau in Dijon (France)


GRANT from the Williamson Foundation for Music


FIRST PRIZE AND SPECIAL PRIZE of the competition in Lempdes


AWARD WINNER in the Philharmonic Orchestra competition of young musicians in Besançon (France) (series of soloist concerts with the orchestra)
FIRST PRIZE AND SPECIAL PRIZE of the competition in Lempdes (France)
GRANT from the Williamson Foundation for Music


SECOND PRIZE in Max Bruch international competition in Cologne (Germany) (concert of award winners at the Cologne Philharmony)
FIRST PRIZE in "Vatelot-Rampal" competition in Paris



Pre-College Cologne Hochschule für Musik und Tanz (Germany)


SECOND PRIZE in "Vatelot-Rampal" competition in Paris



Conservatoire in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)



Music Camp at the Verbier Festival (Switzerland)

FIRST PRIZE in 7th Louis Spohr international competition for young violinists, category 15-18 years of age

SPECIAL PRIZE (masterclass in Weimar, Germany)



Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris

Master’s degree in violin and Bachelor of Arts in chamber music with a string quartet, playing in the Gaïa Quartet



Music Camp at the Verbier Festival

SECOND PRIZE in Mirecourt International contest (France)



Académie de l’Orchestre de Paris



Birth of the Gaïa Quartet (string quartet)

SECOND PRIZE of Ginette Neveu competition in Avignon (France)
PRIZE for the best romantic sonata in Rodolfo Lipizer competition (Italy)


February 2016

AWARD WINNER of Europe’s Yamaha Foundation

April 2016

LOAN of an Alexander Gagliano violin (Naples, 1705)


Académie de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France


October 2017

Violinist “tutti” in the French National Orchestra

April 2018

SECOND PRIZE in the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin 
JONATHAN MOULDS AWARD for Outstanding Potential (loan of a Stradivarius, 1713, from Jonathan Moulds’ private collection, through J. and A. Beare Ltd, London)
PRIZE Arte Concert Online
PRIZE for a contemporary composition created especially for the competition


November 2018

Associate concertmaster at the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra 


September 2022

Violonist in Trio Metral

January 2023

Concertmaster at the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra 

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