NATHAN KOCI is a Brooklyn-based musician originally from Charleston, South Carolina. He enjoys a diverse career as a music director, conductor, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, playing the accordion, piano, and french horn. He is an advocate for music, dance, and theater by living artists and has premiered works by Timo Andres, Anthony Braxton, Ted Hearne, John Heginbotham, William Kentridge, and Stew and Heidi, among others, working with ensembles such as The Knights, Signal, Alarm Will Sound, TILT Brass, Ensemble Modern, Bang on a Can, Dither, the Tri-Centric Orchestra, and Wordless Music. Koci is also active as a folk musician, having recorded and performed with the duo Shovels and Rope, James Fearnly (of the Pogues), and his own chamber folk trio, The Opposite of a Train. Music Direction/Conductor credits include Brimstone and Glory (Wordless Music Orchestra / Dan Romer), Oklahoma! (Daniel Fish/St. Ann's Warehouse), Hadestown (Anais Mitchel/Rachel Chavkin), A Soldiers Tale (Puppet Kitchen), Promenade (Alice Reagan/Barnard College), The Travel Agency is on Fire (Experiments in Opera, NYC), The Source (LA Opera / BAM Next Wave Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park, NYC), and Mother Courage and Her Children (Arena Stage).