Nathaniel Kong was first introduced to the piano by his mother at the age of 5. At the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre under the tutelage of Malcolm Glynn, he attained the Trinity College London Associate Diploma when he was 11. He furthered his studies in piano under Gerard Willems at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he was part of the Open Academy program. He obtained his A.Mus.A with Distinction in 2004. He was an organ scholar at Trinity Grammar and achieved a state ranking in NSW for the HSC Music subjects. He has been an award winner in various eisteddfods in Sydney at the Northern Beaches, St. George and McDonald’s and at the Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition in Townsville.
Besides piano, Nathaniel plays pipe organ regularly for Central Baptist Church worship services and was head cellist of the UNSW orchestra in 2010. Currently he is a piano teacher, accompanist at Sydney Boys High school and pianist for Operantics, set up by young artists with a passion to producing new opera productions of old favourites and rarely performed works. Other recent performances have been with the Clair De Lune trio and the Mosman Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. Nathaniel is completing a Bachelor of Performance at the Australian Institute of Music, studying piano with Zsuzsanna Giczy.