October 27, 2020

Presto Classical

Nathan Meltzer bursts onto the recording scene with an original and absorbing recital.

October 27, 2020

Pizzicato (Luxembourg)

Meltzer and De Silva form a well-rehearsed duo which presents refined interpretations. Their style seems to recall earlier times. 

October 17, 2020

Limelight Magazine (Australia)

Nathan Meltzer and the gift of the “Ames, Totenberg” Stradivarius -- Loaned the multi-million-dollar 1734 violin when he was still a student at Juilliard, the young musician tells us about being its custodian, and recording his debut album.

October 14, 2020

Meet the Artist

Interview with 'The Cross-Eyed Pianist', London

October 13, 2020

The Daily Princetonian

Innovative yet grounded, Nathan Meltzer performs at Dreamstage

October 01, 2020

BBC Music Magazine

Rising Stars.  Three to look out for ...

August 17, 2020

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

"flawless and fascinating"

August 17, 2020

Der neue Merker

"Die Ausführenden engagierten sich für das ernsthaft durchgearbeitete Quintett, angeführt von dem jungen, begabten Nathan Meltzer, der mit sanftem singendem Ton seine Mitstreiter inspirierte. "

May 22, 2020

The Strad

Nathan Meltzer: Life Lessons. The up-and-coming US violinist on his early years in Austria and summertime chamber music by the sea

April 30, 2020

The Violin Channel

"quickly building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential"

WCRB Boston

On WCRB In Concert with the Longy School of Music, rising young violinist Nathan Meltzer plays sonatas by Bach, Beethoven, Szymanowski, and more on the long-lost stolen Ames-Totenberg Stradivarius violin, on demand.

November 16, 2019

Associated Press

Totenberg Stradivarius Reborn 4 Decades After Theft

"Our father would have been so pleased to hear Nathan, a gifted young violinist, breathe life back into the violin. . . . I felt my father was in that hall listening and smiling." -- Jill Totenberg

November 15, 2019

WBUR Boston

Roman Totenberg’s Stradivarius Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

October 25, 2019

Jyllands-Posten Denmark

A teenager on his way to stardom visited Aalborg


“Den udprægede inderlighed og de papirstynde harmonier funklede som små stjerner på en stille nattehimmel, og Nathan Meltzer tog nænsomt på tonerne, som stod han med danefæ i hånden iført hvide bomuldshandsker. Generelt var nerven i violinkoncerten godt i live, og Nathan Meltzer imponerede i sine soli, der med sin stærke dolce smeltede som varm chokolade på julekonfekten.”

October 25, 2019


“Nathan Meltzer, the young soloist in Mendelssohn's violin concerto, proved to be a huge musical talent, his young age notwithstanding, with eminent technique and ability to shape the music and give it direction.”

Der neue Merker

"19-year-old Nathan Meltzer played [Ysaýe and Kreisler] with enchanting sounds, true ‘witchcraft’ of breathtaking virtuosity, with sonorous double stops in unimaginable perfection, full of temperament and verve, and highlights of interpretive maturity."

“With very expressive string artistry and devotion, the brilliant young violinist Nathan Meltzer led the [Haydn] quartet with Ester Hoppe, Ulrich Eichenauer, and Guy Johnston … to an impressive, emotional sound experience.”

August 19, 2019

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

“I was most impressed in these days by the only-19-year-old American Nathan Meltzer, already a violinist of great stature with unobtrusive technical brilliance, a very individual musicianship and a supple tone.”


“The quartet with Meltzer, Hoppe, Eichenauer and Johnston lovingly took care of every melodic progression, every cadence and above all the numerous emotional music images ... a serious Haydn and an absolutely smashing performance full of musicality.”

August 18, 2019

Neue (musikalische) Blätter

“The first violinist, here student Nathan Meltzer, is assigned the role of concert soloist in addition to leading.  Meltzer succeeded excellently in this…  From the front rows it was also easy to see how much trust and support the older or ‘seasoned’ players, especially Ulrich Eichenauer and Guy Johnston, showed him.  It is well known that they rule in Moritzburg.  But the fact that a nineteen-year-old student was so confident in solving his leadership task was astounding.  In such cases, one can only look forward to hearing again!”

August 13, 2019

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

“artistically brilliant … fascinating in his expressive power and playing technique”

July 06, 2019


"There are rare, perfect moments in chamber music where minds meld and hearts coalesce in beautiful synergy.  Violinist Nathan Meltzer and pianist Evren Ozel, both young phenoms, did just that with their performance of Franck’s Violin Sonata…  I doubt I will ever hear a better rendition."

April 06, 2019

El Mercurio, Santiago

Nathan Meltzer, el virtuoso violinista que llega con su Stradivarius lleno de historia

January 11, 2019

Strings Magazine

A New Chapter Begins in the Tumultuous Life of the ‘Ames, Totenberg’ Stradivari

December 03, 2018

Concert Classic

“Under his bow – and on a sumptuous 1734 Strad (the Ames/Totenberg) – the Khachaturian Concerto assumes its share of brilliance and virtuosity with a poetic imagination and an intense lyricism that make this interpretation a memorable experience.”

November 28, 2018

Yahoo! Finance

How one of the world's most precious violins was stolen and found

October 10, 2018

The Strad

Long missing ‘Ames, Totenberg’ Stradivarius now on long-term loan to Nathan Meltzer

October 09, 2018

New York Times

A Stolen Stradivarius Is Recovered, and Lent to a Student

October 09, 2018

Washington Post

Stolen Stradivarius found after decades comes to life again

October 09, 2018

National Public Radio

The Tale Of The Stolen Totenberg Stradivarius Ends With A New Legacy

May 15, 2017

Universidad de Concepción

"astonishing ... overwhelming ... unforgettable"

March 19, 2017

The Strad

Nathan Meltzer, aged 16, wins Windsor Festival International String Competition

May 30, 2016

Universidad de Concepción

"an assurance, warmth and good taste which are absolutely unusual"

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