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Natalie Clein

on the cello

Natalie Clein is firmly established amongst Britain's leading artists and has performed with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, Royal Scottish National, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orchestre de Lyon, and Stavanger Symphony. As a chamber musician she has collaborated with artists including Martha Argerich, Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, Imogen Cooper, Lars Vogt, Isabelle Faust, Anthony Marwood and Pekka Kuusisto. Natalie has also commissioned and premiered works by Thomas Larcher, Sir John Tavener, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Fyfe Dangerfield. Born in the UK Natalie first came to widespread attention at the age of sixteen when she won both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians. As a student she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship by the Royal College of Music before completing her studies with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. Natalie records for Hyperion Records and has recently released a CD of works by Kodály. She recorded three CDs for EMI Classics including the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vernon Handley.