Nathan Pacheco

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Nathan Pacheco
Background information
Born 1980 (age 37–38)
Virginia, U.S.
  • Classical
  • crossover
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Labels Disney Pearl Series
Associated acts Yanni

Nathan Pacheco (born 1980) is an American singer and songwriter. He was a featured vocalist during the 2009 tour for "Yanni Voices",[1] produced by Walt Disney Records and is currently signed to the Disney Pearl Series sub-label.[2]

Pacheco 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. Pacheco 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, Pacheco 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, Pacheco gained national attention as the featured performer in two PBS television specials, which have been broadcast throughout 2008 through 2010. Pacheco then joined Yanni and his orchestra as a featured performer on a 100 concert tour throughout Latin America, Canada and the United States.[3] 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, Pacheco 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. Pacheco has collaborated with many writers under the direction of producer/composer Leo - Z (Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban). For his album, Pacheco recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London at Air Studios.

In 2011, Pacheco 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. On July 24, 2013 Pacheco did a performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.[4]

Pacheco is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon),[5] and served a mission for the LDS Church in the Campinas Brazil Mission from 1999-2001 before attending BYU.[6]

On 10 February, 2017 Pacheco released an album of religious music entitled Higher.[7]

Pacheco and his wife Katie are the parents of two boys.[8]

Albums discography[edit]

  • Higher (2017), US Classical #1;
  • "Nathan Pacheco II" (2015);
  • "Nathan Pacheco" (2012).

Singles discography[edit]


  1. ^ "Yanni: Voices - Live from the Forum in Acapulco". 2 March 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2016 – via IMDb. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Cohen (22 November 2008). "Wish Upon a Star - Yanni Brings 'Voices' To Disney". Billboard. p. 10. 
  3. ^ Yanni 2009 Tour Announcement
  4. ^ Toone, Deseret News, Feb. 10, 2017]
  5. ^ Standard-Examiner. "Stories - Standard-Examiner". Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Haddock, Sharon (14 June 2009). "BYU graduate thrilled to perform with Yanni". Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Trent Toone, "The BYU speech that inspired him to sing and 11 other facts about Nathan Pacheco", in Deseret News, Feb. 10, 2017
  8. ^ Toone, Deseret News, Feb. 10, 2017]


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