19:00 - 21:00
Natalie Clein, cello
J. S. Bach (1685–1750): Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007
V Menuet I
VI Menuet II
György Kurtág (1926–): Short selection from “Signs, games and messages”
J. S. Bach (1685–1750): Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
V Gavotte I
VI Gavotte II
Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967): Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
I Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
III Allegro molto vivace
British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. Her playing has been praised for its “astonishing range of colours and … wide variety of expressive styles” (Gramophone Magazine).
She is an exclusive recording artist for Hyperion and has recorded the two Cello Concertos by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as Bloch’s Schelomo and Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to great critical acclaim. A solo disc with works by Bloch, Ligeti and Dallapiccola was released in January this year. She has previously released 3 discs for EMI.
Her performances have taken Natalie Clein to orchestras including the Philharmonia, Hallé, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, New Zealand Symphony and Orquesta and Filarmónica de Buenos Aires and she has performed with conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Heinrich Schiff.
A keen recital and chamber performer, Natalie Clein has curated a series of four concerts for BBC Radio 3 at LSO St Luke’s. She is the proud artistic director of her own chamber music festival in Purbeck, Dorset.
In this season, highlights have included a UK tour with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Libor Pešek, and appearances with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France and the Recreation Orchestra Graz with Michael Hofstetter.
Natalie Clein was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship by the Royal College of Music (where she is now a Professor) and completed her studies with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. In 2015, Natalie Clein was appointed Artist in Residence and Director of Musical Performance at Oxford University for 4 years. She will curate a concert series in the context of this position.
She plays the ‘Simpson’ Guadagnini cello of 1777.