After a solid education in Piano and Accompaniment, Nathanaël Iselin was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he studied Percussion, Music Theory and Orchestra Conducting. He then entered the Royal Danish Academy of Music to pursue his conducting studies with maestros Michael Schønwandt and Giordano Bellincampi.
Nathanaël conducted various orchestras in Europe, such as the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Graz, Paris Conservatoire’s Laureates Orchestra, as well as Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg and Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestras. He also recently conducted Carmen, in a production for young audience at Opera Hedeland, Denmark. Over the years he has been the musical director of Copenhagen and Limoges University Orchestras, as well as Plenum and Accenture symphony orchestras.
As a percussionist, he played with various orchestras, such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain/CNSMDP, Limoges Opera Orchestra, the French Youth Orchestra, and toured in Europe (Paris Philharmonie, Montreux Stravinsky Auditorium, Konzerthaus Freiburg…) and in Asia (Shanghai Symphony Hall…).
Nathanaël also had the chance to study with conductors such as Jorma Panula and Mariss Jansons, and conducted the Danish Radio National Symphony Orchestra for a masterclass under the guidance of chief conductor Fabio Luisi.