Rayfield Allied is delighted to announce the General Management of British cellist Natalie Clein. Described by The Times as a “mesmerising” cellist who “plays everything with passion”, Natalie is a performer who has been praised for her soulful, sensitive and profound approach to music making. She regularly performs with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Hallé, Royal Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber and English Chamber orchestras; the symphony orchestras of Bournemouth, City of Birmingham, Montreal and New Zealand; and Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Northern Sinfonia, all the BBC orchestras of the UK, Britten Sinfonia, Orchestre de Lyon, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires.
She has worked with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Heinrich Schiff, Sir Neville Marriner, Daniel Harding and Leonard Slatkin. Immediate future engagements include the Boston Symphony with Charles Dutoit, a tour with the Philharmonia and a UK tour with the Moscow Philharmonic.
In recital Natalie has appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Lincoln Centre, the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, Manchester International Festival, and in Salzburg, Vienna, Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul. A dedicated chamber musician, Natalie has collaborated with numerous international artists (please see her full biography for more information) and is the artistic director of her own chamber music festival in Purbeck, UK.
Natalie’s continuing commitment to the cello repertoire has included commissions and premieres (including BBC Prom Première) of works by Thomas Larcher, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, Sir John Tavener, Dobrinka Tabakova and Fyfe Dangerfield, as well as collaborations with the dancer Carlos Acosta , director Deborah Warner and writer Jeanette Winterson.
Natalie recorded three CDs for EMI Classics including the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vernon Handley. She now records exclusively for Hyperion Records for whom she has released a recital CD of works by Kodály and a CD of works for cello and orchestra by Bloch and Bruch with the BBC Scottish Symphony and Ilan Volkov.