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Qualifications:

  1. MMus

in Musicology / Advanced Musical Studies

Royal Holloway, University of London

  1. MMus

in Piano Performance

Royal Academy of Music, London

  1. LRAM

in Piano Teaching Royal Academy of Music

  1. Diplom / BMus in Piano Performance Universität der Künste

Natalia Loresch was born into a family of musicians in Russia and received her first piano lessons from her mother, continuing with Valentina Nikiforova, a student of Olga Kalantarova who was the assistant of Anna Yessipova. At the age of eight she began playing on stage and had a solo performance in the Glinka Chapel in St Petersburg three years later. In 1995 the family emigrated to Germany and Natalia became a pupil of Prof. Conrad Hansen in Hamburg. In 2000 she entered the University of Arts in Berlin to study with Prof. Pascal Devoyon and graduated with a Diplom (BMus) in solo piano performance.

Natalia has lived in London since 2006, where she continued her studies in piano with Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott as well as  harpsichord with Virginia Black and clavichord with Terence Charlston on the MMus programme at the Royal Academy of Music. She has taken part in masterclasses with Dang Thai Son, Rainer Becker, Christopher Elton, Felix Gottlieb, Stanislav Pochekin, Oxana Yablonskaya, Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies, Bernard d’Ascoli, Victor Rosenbaum, Kenneth Gilbert, Julian Jacobson and Stephen Savage and has also had lessons with Lilya Silberstein, Hartmut Rohde,  Daniel Hoexter, Michael Dussek and Michael Roll.

Natalia has won prizes at several competitions including the Hastings Centenary Festival International Piano Concerto Competition where she won the first and the Sir Philip Ledger Prize in 2007. She has also been the recipient of the Oscar und Vera Ritter Scholarship, the Paul Hindemith Scholarship, the Myra Hess Award and the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Award.

Natalia has given soloist and chamber music performances in the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Summer Festival Sommerfestspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Philharmonie Berlin performing a Mozart Concerto, the Warehouse in London playing with the Manson Ensemble, the Messiaen South Bank Festival 2008 in London and she also appeared in St. John’s Smith Square playing the Schumann Concerto in November 2007. She is constantly expanding her repertoire, exploring contemporary music with interest, working in different chamber music groups and is also pursuing her interest in musicology which lead her to completing another masters in historical musicology at Royal Holloway University of London.

Natalia has also been giving piano lessons in London and Berlin since 2003. She has been teaching children and adult pupils and has experience of preparing students for concerts, exams, auditions and piano competitions.  Please see the teaching website www.pianolessons-london.co.uk for more details.

Apart from her piano-related activities Natalia pursued a range of interests such as Baroque music theory, composition, playing the violin, recorder and flute, languages, literature, photography, web design and SEO.

Awards:

  1. Royal Holloway College Research Scholarship

  2. Royal Holloway New Horizons Scholarship

  3. 1st Prize and Sir Sir Philip Ledger Prize at the Hastings Centenary Festival International Piano Concerto Competition

  4. Myra Hess Award

  5. Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Award

  6. Paul Hindemith Stipendium

  7. Oscar und Vera Ritter Stipendium

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