Ben Nation comes from New Zealand and joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008. He gained First Class honours and was awarded the Senior Prize at Auckland University where he studied with James Tennant. He participated in the symphonic master’s programme, Swedish National Orchestra Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Mr Nation has also studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen.
Mr Nation has done an internship with the Auckland Philharmonia and played at festivals such as Dutch International Ensemble and Orchestral Summer Academy, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme - Aldeburgh Festival and Aurora Chamber Music Masterclasses in Vänersborg, Sweden.
Ben Nation is married to Julia Dibley in the 1st violin section with two children, Clara and Samuel.