Natalie Bleicher is a classical pianist and composer living in London. She has a particular passion for contemporary music and performs new works regularly both in solo recitals and as pianist in CoMA London. She is currently studying piano with Thalia Myers.
Recent performances include two recitals at the Schott recital room in September 2011 and March 2012 where she performed works by Gabriel Jackson, Philip Cashian and Cheryl Frances-Hoad as well as works by Haydn, Ravel, Schubert and Schumann. She has been a member of CoMA London Ensemble since 2005 and performs regularly with the group. Other recent performances include the premiere of Fabricio Brachetta’s Mass for Soprano, Piano and Strings as pianist in the newly-formed London Arte Chamber Orchestra in December 2010 and Shostakovich Symphony no. 5 with the European Doctors Orchestra at The Sage Gateshead in November 2011.
As a composer Natalie has written examination pieces for piano, electronic keyboard and harp which are published by Trinity Guildhall and Beartramka. She was an spnm shortlisted composer from 2003-2005. In 2010 she set up Graphite, a group of five composers performing their own works and other contemporary repertoire, which gave its inaugural concert at The Forge in Camden in September 2010.
Natalie studied at Junior Trinity, New College, Oxford and King’s College London. She studied piano with Christopher Caine, Nicholas Salwey and Colin Stone and composition with Melanie Daiken and Robert Keeley.
Natalie works part time for BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) as Judging Co-ordinator for the British Composer Awards and Classical & Jazz Liaison Officer. From 2007 to 2011 she was also Manager of CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) but left in in order to concentrate on her piano studies.
We very much hope to see you at the third and/or fourth concerts of the TRULY BEETHOVEN series. The concerts are taking place on 21st NOVEMBER and 5th DECEMBER at The Forge Venue, 7.30pm, and include fascinating programmes.
The international line-up of artists promises masterful music making and we are very proud to be presenting this unique concert series in association with British Youth Opera. Furthermore, it is the first time that this programme is being presented on the concert platform!
For full details visit the TRULY BEETHOVEN SERIES tab and CONCERT PROGRAMMES sub-tab at Akouson Classical or the event listings on the opening page.