A remarkable singer, an experienced teacher and a passionate advocate of Russian vocal music.
Natalia was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to Sydney in 2013. At the age of five, she has started her musical education at a primary music school. At thirteen she was granted a place in a children’s concert choir “Cantilena” and two years later became the choir soloist, performing in numerous concerts and touring in Russia and Europe. Later Natalia continued her studies in Valentina Levko’s Center of Vocal Art in Moscow, singing at the Center’s concerts and other events.
Natalia holds Graduate Certificate in Music (AIM) and is currently conducting her doctorate research at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Natalia’s research is aiming to make Russian vocal music more accessible for non-Russian speaking singers. Natalia worked as a Russian Language for Singers coach with AIM, Sydney Conservatorium Choir, Sydney Art Song Society and numerous individual singers. She also runs the website www.russian4singers.com and the Facebook page “Russian For Singers” @russianforsingers. As a part of this project, Natalia organizes regular concerts of Russian music.
Natalia has been teaching singing since 2000. She is currently teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy, Murray Conservatorium and privately, working with students of all ages. During her work Natalia has obtained some experience in working with children with autism. Natalia’s students sing in bands, performing in concerts, successfully pass auditions and win awards at singing competitions. In 2021 Natalia became a committee member at the Australian Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) NSW Chapter.
Natalia is singing in numerous recitals throughout the year, specializing in coloratura arias as well as Russian music. Her engagements include Lunchtime concerts at St.Stephen's Uniting Church, recitals at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Glebe Justice Center and Australian Hall. In December 2016 Natalia performed with the Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra in their Christmas concert. In 2017-2019 Natalia has sung the roles of Valeria in the production of Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera “La Caduta De’ Decemviri”, the role of Marcella in “Boheme a piacere”, the role of Princess Tamara in the play “Demon” staged by Rustem Galitch. In October 2019 Natalia performed the title role of Clara Schumann in the “Happy Birthday, Clara!” concert program. Natalia started 2021 with a special St Valentine’s Day concert program “Love Songs” performed in collaboration with pianist Benjamin Burton at the Australian Institute of Music and online. 2022 holds many more plans for new exciting concert programs and recordings.