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“Shirley is the real deal, completely contemporary music that rewards the listener fully.”     ~Dr. David Hopes


Composed in 2001 at age 20

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Nathan Shirley has received 7 national and international awards for his solo, chamber, and orchestral compositions. As a teenager he studied composition with Olga Harris, the last student of Khachaturian. Mr. Shirley’s music has been performed in over a dozen countries around the world and is available on CD, DVD, and online. He is a former president of the Asheville Piano Forum and lives in the North Carolina mountains with his wife and children… Read the full bio