Nathan Wouters (°1989) was born into a musical family. At the age of 10 he started to attend classical bass lessons at the Academy for Music, Drama and Dance in Merksem under the guidance of Lode Leire. At the age of fourteen he led the bass section of the Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales Antwerp directed by Ivo Venkov. In 2004, he won the 1st price in the “Music Live competition” organized by Jeunesses Musicales Flanders which enabled him to make a concert tour in Croatia. Three years later he completed his classical bass training with greatest distinction and he continued his education at the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with Piet Verbist and Nicolas Thys. In 2009 he received the 'Oranjebeurs’ granted by The Dutch Community Antwerp.
Nathan studied his last year at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) where his teacher was Anders Jormin, and has finished his master degree with greatest distinction. He worked with several professional musicians such as Mark Turner, Dave Douglas, Hilmar Jensson, Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall, Alexi Tuomarila, John Ruocco, Kurt Van Herck, Dré Pallemaerts, Bert Joris, Erwin Vann, Ben Sluijs, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Joachim Badenhorst, Nicola Andrioli, Erik Vermeulen, Jozef Dumoulin, Teun Verbruggen, Giovanni Barcella, Marek Patrman, Erik Thielemans, William Hooker, … Besides on the main Belgian stages (Jazz Middelheim, De Singel, De Roma, AB, Bozar, De Bijloke,…), Nathan also performed in China, Chili, Mexico, Japan, Croatia, Ukraine, Sweden, Germany, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Italy.
Subject: Jazz double bass