Natalie Burch

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: N/A


Originally from Devon, Natalie graduated with first class honours from King's College London and gained her masters from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she is now a fellow. She continues her studies with Eugene Asti, Andrew West and Alisdair Hogarth.
Recent and future performance highlights include Brahms’ Liebeslieder and Stephen Hough’s Other Love Songs at the Wigmore Hall alongside the Prince Consort, Britten Canticle IV at the Red House, musically directing Rigoletto at Dartington Hall, a recital with tenor James Way for Sarah Walker CBE, recitals at St James’ Piccadilly and for the Elgar Society at St George’s Hanover Square. Natalie has also been selected to participate in the prestigious Oxford Lieder Mastercourse this October led by Wolfgang Holzmair.
Natalie has performed at the City of London festival, presented a new commission at St John’s Smith Square and this year launched and performed at the Devon Song Festival which will run for a full weekend in 2017. Particularly passionate about song repertoire Natalie was awarded the accompanist prize at the 2015 Maureen Lehane Awards at the Wigmore Hall and received the Sam Hutchings Prize to study at Oxenfoord International Summer School with Malcolm Martineau. She has worked with Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Iain Burnside, Jane Manning and Lada Valesova in masterclasses and performance projects at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is resident pianist for Opera Prelude and Project Music Director for Devon Opera.
Natalie is hugely thankful to her sponsors from the Guildhall Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and the support of Help Musicians UK.