Natalia began her music education in Poland and won numerous
prizes in piano competitions from an early age, performing with an orchestra
for the first time at 11. She studied at
a music-specialising high school and gave her first full recital at 14, before
going on to complete her Master of Music degree with first class honours.
As a student, she gave a complete performance of Chopin's 12
Etudes op. 10 in the composer's birthplace, the manor-house in Zelazowa Wola,
and performed chamber pieces such as 'Pierrot lunaire' by Schönberg and Brahms'
Piano Quintet with her college professors.
Natalia took further postgraduate studies with Vanessa
Latarche at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she won every piano
competition she took part in, receiving awards for recitals in a diverse
repertoire, as well as for performances of Romantic, 20th-century and
contemporary music. She was enthusiastically received by the audience and
critics in the 2005 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Recent performances have included recitals at
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London and King's College Chapel, Cambridge, as well
as Southwark Cathedral, the Mumford Theatre and the Fitzwilliam Museum. In
autumn 2013, she performed a series of recitals in secondary schools,
presenting programmes of 20th- and 21st-century music from Britain and other
European countries. She is passionate about new music and programming modern and
contemporary works alongside older music, discovering new meanings and
connections between works.
This concert is kindly sponsored by Advanced Security Consulting, Silver Corporate Partners in Peterborough Cathedral's Peterborough 900 Campaign.
When & Where:
Wednesday 3rd September at 1.00pm,
All are welcome. There will be a retiring collection.