Friday 13 - Sunday 15

September 2019

Artists › Natalie Clein

British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide, and is renowned for her "astonishing range of colours… and wide variety of expressive styles" (Gramophone).

She is an exclusive recording artist for Hyperion and recorded Saint-Saëns’ two Cello Concertos as well as Bloch’s Schelomo and Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to great acclaim. A solo disc with works by Bloch, Ligeti and Dallapiccola was released in January 2017. She has also released 3 discs for EMI.

Natalie Clein’s performances have taken her to orchestras including the Philharmonia, Hallé, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, New Zealand Symphony and Orquesta and Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, and she has performed with conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Heinrich Schiff.
A keen recital and chamber performer, she recently performed Bach’s Complete Cello Suites in London, Southampton and Oxford; and curated a series of four concerts for BBC Radio 3 at LSO St Luke’s.
Recent highlights include the Utzon Music Series at Sydney Opera House, Haydn’s D Major Concerto with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists in Brazil and Recreation Orchestra Graz, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Insula Orchestra and Laurence Equilbey, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Collegium Musicum Basel.

She is artistic director of her own chamber music festival in Purbeck, Dorset, and plays the ‘Simpson’ Guadagnini cello of 1777.