Nate Bomans is a Canadian violinist born in Victoria, British Columbia. Since starting the violin at the age of 5, he has performed extensively across North America, Europe, and Asia.
As an orchestral musician, Nate has performed a wide variety of repertoire with numerous different orchestras from Canada and the United States. In 2013, 2016, and 2019, he joined the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for tours of Canada, Portugal, and Spain, including in 2019 as Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster, and Principal 2nd Violin. Between 2017 and 2019, Nate was a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Richmond, Indiana. There, he frequently played in the Assistant Concertmaster position. Most recently, Nate was a member of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan.
Nate is also an avid chamber musician and soloist. Growing up in Victoria, he won many local and provincial awards, and made his debut as a soloist with the Cowichan Consort Orchestra in 2012. Since then he has also given numerous solo recitals at Indiana University as well as across Canada. As a member of the IU Baroque Orchestra for two years, he performed as one of the violin soloists in their performance of Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor in 2019, as well as often leading them in concerts as concertmaster. At Indiana University, Nate completed his Bachelor and Master of Music while studying for two years with Joseph Swensen and four years with Mauricio Fuks. He also received chamber music coaching from members of the Pacifica Quartet and baroque violin lessons with Stanley Ritchie.
Nate currently plays on a composite violin by George Craske.