Nathan Le is a 15-year-old junior who attends Sierra Canyon School and the Colburn Music Academy, where he studies with Mr. Ronald Leonard. He also studies with Mr. Ruslan Biryukov. Most recently, Nathan won Bronze Medal in the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. This year, he has been invited to perform with renowned pianist Robert Thies in the L'Ermitage Concert Series in January as well as on From the Top with Christopher O'Reilly in March. Nathan has performed with many local and international orchestras, from countries such as Russia, Austria, and Armenia. In addition to his cello studies, Nathan also studies composition, and his compositions have been recognized in competitions such as the NextNotes competition and the National Young Composers' Challenge.