Originally from Devon, Natalie is now a fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she gained a masters with distinction under the tutelage of Eugene Asti and Andrew West. She previously studied with John Railton before moving to Chetham's School of Music to study solo piano with Peter Lawson. In 2014 she graduated with first class honors from King's College London where she studied musicology and took lessons at the Royal Academy of Music with Daniel-Ben Pienaar and Andrew West.
Recent and future highlights include performing at the Wigmore Hall alongside Alisdair Hogarth and the Prince Consort, a new commission for the Leeds Lieder festival, rehearsal pianist for Tchaikowsky 'Rococo Variations' with Guy Johnston, a recital for the Elgar Society and a number of concerts and masterclasses as resident pianist for Opera Prelude.
Particularly passionate about song repertoire, Natalie was awarded the accompanist prize at the 2015 Maureen Lehane Awards hosted at the Wigmore Hall, was a recipient of the Sam Hutchings Prize to study at Oxenfoord with Malcolm Martineau and was a recipient of a Help Musicians grant to study at the 2016 Oxford Lieder Mastercourse led by Wolfgang Holzmair. In accompaniment Masterclasses she has worked with Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Robert Holl and Brian Zeger amongst others and has performed in concerts devised by Iain Burnside, Jane Manning, Lada Valesova and Eugene Asti. She has played at the Guildhall and nationally, including performances at the City of London festival, the presentation of a new commission at 'Occupy the Pianos' at St John’s Smith Square, solo recitals at Manchester Cathedral and this spring Natalie launched the Devon Song Festival with a programme of Schumann and Brahms.
Aside from song accompaniment, Natalie was selected to be the trainee repetiteur for Co-Opera Co.’s 2014 season and is currently resident pianist for Opera Prelude and Project Music Director for Devon Opera. She has also performed as an orchestral pianist for the chamber reduction of Mahler's 4th Symphony and Shostakovich's Jazz suites alongside Aldwych Sinfonia at St George's Bloomsbury and as on-stage pianist in King's Opera's production of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. This autumn Natalie will musically direct Rigoletto from the keyboard for Devon Opera.
Natalie continues to pursue her academic interests through research into the history of song accompaniment on record and a long-running project exploring culinary culture and its relationship with music. Natalie is hugely thankful to her sponsors for supporting her various projects and especially for the support of her continuing studies from the Guildhall Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and Help Musicians UK.