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B i o g r a p h y

Nate Chivers is a Composer, Arranger, and Guitarist from Western Massachusetts, based in Central Florida, USA. 

As a composer his music could often be described as contemplative, inventive and playful. His music reflects many of his influences including the genres of rock, pop, jazz and classical.

As a composer he has worked with Psappha, Kinetic MCR, BBC Singers, Music Theatre Wales, CoMA, ALEA III and has been performed in the USA, UK, France, and China as well as being featured on BBC Radio 3. He has also worked with performers such as percussionist Cormac Byrne, sitarist Jasdeep Singh-Degun, tubist Jack-Adler McKean.

His album Nowhere to Hide is an exploration of intimacy and fragility through the lens of solo guitar. By using unorthodox techniques, it adds a unique contribution to guitar literature while still managing to be musically accessible. 

He is currently the in-house Arranger for the Sono Ensemble and has also been the arranger for The Manchester Video Game Orchestra and done arrangements for The Opera Shack, Allegrodance Touring Company, and for Al-Murtaja: A Celebration of the Music of Sudan. He is versatile when it comes to genre, equally adept in classical music as well as contemporary styles like Rock, Pop, Jazz, and RnB. 

As an electric guitarist he has performed with VIRTUALREALITY, the Electronic Experimental Ensemble, the Brand New Day Orchestra, Distractfold, and House of Bedlam. he has attended the Guitar Course at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse in 2016 & 2018 and studied with Yaron Deutsch of Ensemble Nikel. He was also the guitarist of the Manchester Video Game Orchestra.

He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music studying Composition with Panagiotis Liaropoulos, and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK studying under Gary Carpenter and David Horne. He holds a PhD from the Royal Northern College of Music/Manchester Metropolitan University, where he was supervised by Dr. Steven Daverson, Dr. Mauricio Pauly and Prof. David Horne. 


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