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Natalie Watson (Bassoon) Profile

Natalie's orchestral work includes

  • BBC Concert Orchestra (2nd Bassoon)
  • BFI production of 'The Pleasure Garden', Alfred Hitchcock
  • Britten-Pears Orchestra, Young Artist 2013 (1st Bassoon)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra, Foyle Future First Member (2014/15)
  • London Sinfonietta Academy 2013 (1st Bassoon)
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 2007-2010
  • Royal Academy of Music Philharmonia Orchestra 'sit-in' scheme (May 2014)
  • Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Manson Ensemble, Soloists' Ensemble, Baroque Orchestra

Natalie's solo performances include

  • Performance of Elliot Carter's 'Au Quai' for Bassoon and Viola alongside the Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (2013)
  • Solo Recital at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough (2012)
  • Performance of Weber's Bassoon Concerto with Hull Philharmonic Orchestra (2012)
  • Performance of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto with East Riding Youth Orchestra (2010)

Natalie's recordings include

  • 'Grimes on the Beach'- Alan Oke, Steuart Bedford and the Britten-Pears Orchestra, Signum Records 2013
  • Royal Academy of Music - Bruckner Symphony No.2; arr. Anthony Payne. Conducted by Trevor Pinnock, Linn Records
  • Recording for Olympic Mascot Film - National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, 2011
  • Thomas Ades' Dances from 'Power her Face', National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, EMI Classics 2010

British bassoonist, Natalie Watson, is a recent graduate from the Royal Academy of Music. Based in London, Natalie is currently working as a freelance musician as well as teaching regularly.

Natalie began music at an early age, and in her teenage years was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She was accepted into the Royal Academy with a full scholarship, and during her studies performed in many prestigious Academy events and concerts in and around London. These include a performance of Elliot Carter 'Au Quai' for bassoon and viola, alongside the Academy Concert Orchestra with Pierre Laurent Aimard; and many orchestral concerts as principal bassoon.

In 2013 Natalie was granted a place in the London Sinfonietta Academy, which involved working with British conductor/composer George Benjamin. She also gained a place on a Erasmus exchange to the Conservatoire in Amsterdam, where she studied with professors from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Natalie has recently featured on two recordings; including a new release of Bruckner Symphony No.2, Arr. Anthony Payne, Linn Records. As a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2013, she was involved in the Aldeburgh centenary production of 'Peter Grimes', Signum records. This has since awarded a BBC Music Magazine Award 2014 and has been released on DVD, showing at over 70 UK cinemas and soon to be screened abroad.

More recently Natalie was selected for the London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future First Development Programme (2015/16), and has appeared in concerts across the UK with the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Schools attended

  • Royal Academy of Music, London (2010-2014), BMus, First Class Honours
  • Conservatorium Van Amsterdam (Erasmus, Autumn 2013)

Prizes and Awards

  • Leverhulme Mentor, Royal Academy of Music (2013-14)
  • Full Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music (2010-14)
  • Winner of Florence Woodbridge Prize for Solo Bassoon (2013)

Natalie joined Morgensterns in February 2016

Natalie's web profile was last updated 24th Oct 2016


Natalie Watson (Bassoon) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Education and Community, JTI Collaborative Project - Crisis UK and Leonard Cheshire Disability: A project that involved working with vulnerable and disabled adults and creating new works to be performed at the Southbank Centre. The role included performing and sharing instrumental and musical skills alongside members of the LPO and effectively tailoring delivery. (September-November 2014)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Education and Community, Sound Journeys - Thomas Tallis School: A project that involved working with a group of Year 7-10 students from the in-school Deaf Unit at Thomas Tallis School. Deaf awareness training was also included.
  • Private Music Tutor (2014-present): Instrumental Teacher, Ealing Music Service and Merton Music Foundation
  • Open Academy Pop-up Orchestra Project: Side-by-side Mentoring scheme (2014)
  • Music for Youth Festival: NYO project involving assistance in Woodwind sectionals (2011)
  • Speldhurst CofE Primary School: Bassoon demonstration lesson to Reception/Year 1 students (2014)


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