Natalie is a Sydney-born violinist, who has been playing the violin since the age of six. Growing up in a family who performed in a cabaret act, Natalie began her musical journey with an inspiration to learn and perform.
Natalie completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) in 2020 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she studied with Associate Professor Goetz Richter. During the degree, her love for music grew especially for orchestral and chamber playing. Natalie performed in the Modern Music Ensemble, Sydney Conservatorium Chamber ensembles and Symphony Orchestra, and Ensemble Apex.
In 2019, Natalie was a member of the Reverie Quartet, who were awarded the Henderson Travellers Scholarship. They took part in a summer music festival in Mantua, Italy, under the tutelage of Iakov Zats. Also in 2019, Natalie led the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Modern Music Ensemble on their tour to Chengdu, China. In 2020, Natalie was awarded the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, and the University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize.
Natalie is studying with Zoë Black in her second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). She looks forward to playing all kinds of orchestral and chamber music in 2023, and to begin her new musical chapter in Melbourne.
When not playing the violin, Natalie spends her time either drawing, painting, or crocheting and knitting handmade items.
FROM: Sydney, NSW. Lands of the Gadigal people.
Natalie’s training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Carolynne and Geoffrey Dobbin, Meredith Baldwin, Anne and Greg Sewell, Igor Zambelli, Claudio Orrico, Lyndsey Hawkins, Anonymous
Natalie plays a Louis Guersan 1700’s violin, generously on loan to ANAM from the Bokhara Foundation
Photo credit Pia Johnson