Born into a family of musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia, Natalia has already established herself internationally as a versatile performing artist. Having won numerous prizes in Tibor Varga, Tchaikovsky, Menuhin and Stradivari International Violin competitions; in the year 2000 she received the Gold Medal and the 1st Prize in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (Genoa, Italy) and the 1st prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2003.
Natalia studied at the Specialist Music School in Novosibirsk with Prof. A. Gvozdev, at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England with Lord Menuhin and Prof. N. Boyarskaya, at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Hu Kun. She currently lives in London.
Since her debut with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra at the age of seven, Natalia performed as a soloist with many orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lord Menuhin, the Philharmonia, the Singapore Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Christchurch Symphony, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, the Bilkent Symphony, the Tokyo Royal Philharmonic, the New European Strings, the Kronstadt Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, St.Petersburg Radio Symphony and the Nice Philharmonic among many others.
Natalia has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in prestigious London venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Buckingham Palace, the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. She has performed chamber music with such distinguished musicians as Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, the late Boris Pergamenschikov, Tabea Zimmerman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Schlomo Mintz and many others. She has toured Great Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Finland, Russia, Poland, Spain, the USA, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Singapore, Japan and New Zealand.
In recent years Natalia has also been invited as a Guest Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Virtuosi of Europe, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Natalia is a Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in London and is Leader of Oxford Philomusica.
Pianist Sarah Watkins is a highly regarded performer and recording artist and a founding member of the acclaimed NZTrio. A graduate of New York’s Juilliard School, she regularly appears as a freelance player with the APO and ACO. Sarah is currently on the teaching staff at the University of Auckland.
Mozart Sonata in A major KV 305
Josiah Carr - Dance
Tchaikovsky - Scherzo
- Interval -
Prokofiev - Five Melodies
Grieg Sonata no. 2 in G major