"In love with natural landscapes, Avant exhibits her symphonic lyricism reaching grandeur and emotion, two qualities of her music."

Carme Miró, Sonograma Magazine

Nan Avant is an award-winning
music composer and orchestrator


An artist of Classical, Latin, Celtic and Jazz music, Nan Avant’s compositional influences range from Debussy and Ravel to Nino Rota and Piazzolla Tango.


2023 Global Music Award~Silver~Soundness of the Sea for Violin & Orchestra~London Symphony Orchestra


2023 The American Prize~Winner~Pops/Light Composition~Tributum~Royal Scottish National Orchestra


2022 The American Prize~ Soundness of the Sea for Violin and Orchestra

Nan Avant News

VIVA 21st Century Music Marathon~Zagreb & London 2023 recap

January 7, 2024

  I’m grateful to have been, once again, in the end of the year Viva 21st Century Musical Marathon with Marvin Rosen form WPRB, 103.3 Princeton Radio Program! Thank you Marvin for including two of my releases from 2023: Rememoramini~ tango/milonga recorded by the Zagreb Festival Orchestra with Charlene Farrugia, piano anFranko Bozac, bandoneon recorded …


Featured Works

Rememoramini~ Tango, Milonga~String Orchestra

Instrumentation: Zagreb Festival Orchestra, Piano, Bandoneon

Sirens of the Salish Sea: I. Soundness of the Sea for Violin and Orchestra

Instrumentation: The London Symphony Orchestra with Solo Violin


Tributum for Celtic Bagpipes and Full Orchestra

Instrumentation:The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Uilleann Pipes, and Great Highland Bagpipes, appears on the CD compilation:  Legends and Light v. 2 track 2

Purchase Score & Parts at JW Pepper or Sheet Music Plus

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Aloha 'Oe ~ Queen Lili'uokalani (arr.)

Instrumentation: Jazz ensemble and horns. Live concert recording.

Purchase Score & Parts at JW Pepper or Sheet Music Plus

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