Natalie's solo performances include
Natalie's recordings include
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.
Prizes and Awards
Natalie joined Morgensterns in February 2016
Natalie's web profile was last updated 24th Oct 2016