British cellist Natalie Clein regularly performs at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. She has recorded the two Cello Concertos by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as Bloch’s “Schelomo” and Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei” with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. A solo disc with works by Bloch, Ligeti and Dallapiccola was released 2017. A keen recital and chamber music performer, Natalie recently played Bach’s Complete Cello Suites in London, Southampton and Oxford; and has curated a series of four concerts for BBC Radio 3 at the concert church LSO St Luke’s. She is the artistic director of her own chamber music festival in Purbeck, Dorset. She regularly works with contemporary composers such as Thomas Larcher, Brian Elias and Dobrinka Tabakova and has also curated and been involved in cross-disciplinary projects with the dancer Carlos Acosta, writer Jeanette Winterson and director Deborah Warner amongst others. In 2015, Natalie was appointed Artist in Residence and Director of Musical Performance at Oxford University for four years. She is curating a concert series in the context of this position.
Natalie has gracefully accepted an invitation to The Exhale during a time when so many musicians and audience members are not in a position to engage with her in the concert hall or the classroom. She is donating her income from The Exhale to musicians without regular income during this pandemic.
Spoken languages: English