Natasha is a violinist from Melbourne who is currently in her third year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) training with Dr Robin Wilson. She began learning the violin at the age of three, and is fortunate to have been taught from an array of excellent teachers, including Wilma Smith and William Hennessy.
Natasha is a keen orchestral player and is a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and a casual member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, and was Concertmaster of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra.
In 2014, Natasha won Melbourne Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competition ‘Virtuosity’ and in 2015 was the recipient of the Hume Emerging Artist Award. Other performance highlights include performing the Mendelssohn Octet with the Australian Octet.
As well as playing the violin, Natasha has gained her LMusA (with distinction) on piano, enjoys reading, and loves doing puzzles!
IN NATASHA'S WORDS
“My first performance at ANAM was as a guest – not as part of the cohort. We played Beethoven’s 5th, and it was amazing!”
Photo by Pia Johnson