Nathan Pacheco Royalty-Free Press Photo
|Origin||Virginia, United States|
|Instruments||Piano, Guitar, Vocals|
|Labels||Disney Pearl Series|
|Associated acts||Yanni Voices|
Nathan Pacheco (born 1980) is an American singer/songwriter born in Virginia, and is of Brazilian descent. He was a featured vocalist during the 2009 tour for "Yanni Voices", produced by Walt Disney Records and is currently signed to the Disney Pearl Series sub-label.
Nathan graduated from the music program of Brigham Young University, and also followed his love of culture and languages by continuing his education abroad in South America and Europe. Nathan spent over two years in Brazil, being immersed in its culture and allowing its influence to contribute to his musical development. He eventually traveled throughout Brazil, performing both classical as well as some of Brazil’s cultural music. He also spent time in Italy, studying the language while performing with the Opera Festival of Lucca. In all of these adventures to different countries, he was relentless in his efforts to learn the languages. The result is his ability to speak and compose in English, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish.
After auditioning for producer Ric Wake, who then introduced him to Yanni, Nathan began putting lyrics and additional music to some of Yanni’s most famous works, such as “Adagio,” “Tribute,” “Almost a Whisper,” “Enchantment,” “Secret Vows” and “In the Mirror.” Upon completion of the recordings with Yanni, Nathan gained national attention as the featured performer in two PBS television specials, which have been broadcast throughout 2008 through 2010. Nathan then joined Yanni and his orchestra as a featured performer on a 100 concert tour throughout Latin America, Canada and the USA. He has twice been a performer on the national broadcast of Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC - in 2010 (with Yanni) and 2011 (with Katherine Jenkins, only). Pacheco also sang with a very good musician from Puerto Rico called Olga Tanon.
In 2009, Nathan relocated to Southern California after being signed to the Disney Pearl Series label and has been writing the songs that will make up his debut solo album. Nathan has collaborated with many writers under the direction of producer/composer Leo - Z (Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban). For his album, Nathan recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London at Air Studios.
In 2011, Nathan did the operatic bridge for the song "Let's Talk About Me" from The Muppets and performed in Chicago's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade. He also performed at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. for H.R.H. Prince Charles honoring British and American soldiers in May 2011.
In 2012, Pacheco joined Welsh mezzo- soprano Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra as a special guest on her 28 date UK tour in January and February, with more shows to come in December in the UK. In March, he performed in front of the Washington Monument as part of the Centennial Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. The PBS Special "Introducing Nathan Pacheco" began airing on PBS stations throughout the United States on August 11, 2012. Pacheco released his self-titled debut album on September 18, 2012, and embarked on his first headlining tour in November 2012 with concerts in Chicago, Hartford, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C.
- Yanni: Voices - Live from the Forum in Acapulco PBS Special
- Jonathan Cohen (22 November 2008). "Wish Upon a Star - Yanni Brings 'Voices' To Disney". Billboard. p. 10.
- Yanni 2009 Tour Announcement
- Ogden Standard Examiner article on Pacheco performing with Mormon Tabernacle Choir