Nan Avant is an award-winning
music composer and orchestrator


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

Carme Miró, Sonograma Magazine

BYS Orchestra performs BIJOUX (the Nebulae)

May 25, 2024

The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Salvaggio Performed Bijoux ( the Nebulae) on May 19th and it was outstanding! I was invited to speak to the students at their dress rehearsal and it was such a great experience. Wonderful musicians and Maestro Salvaggio is an inspiring conductor and is also the conductor of …


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

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

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

Instrumentation: Jazz ensemble and horns. Live concert recording.

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