18/04/15 Natalie Clein

Curry Rivel Music is delighted to be able to announce that the very well known British ‘cellist, Natalie Clein, is once again coming to give a recital in St Andrew’s Church, Curry Rivel on Saturday 18 April 2015, as part of the 2014 – 2015 concert season.


The concert is being dedicated to the late Thomas Young, who was a Patron and Life Member of Curry Rivel Music.
Natalie’s programme will include:
  • Bach:     Cello Suite No 1 in G Major
  • Bach:    Cello Suite  No 5 in C Minor
  • Bach:    Cello Suite No 3 in C Major.
She will also play small extras which she will announce herself.


Natalie Clein has been described by the Times as a “mesmerising” cellist who “plays everything with passion”.

Natalie has performed with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Hallé, Royal Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber, BBC Scottish Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, City of Birmingham Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Orchestre de Lyon, New Zealand Symphony and Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Ilan Volkov, Gennardi Rozhdestvensky, Heinrich Schiff, Sir Neville Marriner, Mark Wigglesworth and Paul Daniel.

In recital Natalie has appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Lincoln Centre, Birmingham Town Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin, Manchester International Festival, in Salzburg, Vienna, Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul. A dedicated chamber musician, Natalie has collaborated with artists including Martha Argerich, Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, Melvyn Tan, Imogen Cooper, Lars Vogt, Isabelle Faust, Antony Marwood, and Pekka Kuusisto.

Natalie’s continuing commitment to extending the cello repertoire has included both commissions and premieres of works by Thomas Larcher, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, Sir John Tavener, Dobrinka Tabakova and Fyfe Dangerfield, and collaborations with the dancer Carlos Acosta and the writer Jeanette Winterson.

Born in the UK, Natalie came to widespread attention at the age of sixteen when she won both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians. As a student she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship by the Royal College of Music before completing her studies with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. She won the 2005 Classical BRIT for Young British Performer.

Natalie has recorded three CDs for EMI Classics including the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vernon Handley, and now records exclusively for Hyperion Records for whom her Kodaly recital disc was followed in 2012 by a CD of works for cello and orchestra by Bloch and Bruch.

Natalie plays the “Simpson” Guadagnini cello of 1777.

Natalie Clein is a Professor at the Royal College of Music, London.

For more information, see her website.


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