At 18, Natalie won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied the oboe with highly acclaimed soloist, Sarah Francis and the cor anglais with the London Symphony Orchestra’s, Christine Pendrill.
Natalie has freelanced throughout Europe and America with orchestras, jazz, rock and chamber ensembles. From being called upon to play with Led Zeppelin to performing solo recitals at venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Natalie has played for the British Royal family on several occasions. She was commissioned to write and record a lullaby for Princess Catharina Amalia of the Dutch Royal family. She has contributed to BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday, recorded for the BBC, Spanish television, Channel 4 (UK) and WGBH (USA).
Whilst in Kansas City she co-founded a 6-piece jazz/world fusion ensemble “Aurora Consort” comprising of 5 jazz musicians and herself. Performing, writing and along with recording their CD “Twelve Years in October” there came a breakthrough for Natalie, finding a new sound with her oboe more open and free.
As dance was a strong part of her childhood, Natalie has especially enjoyed playing for the Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet and collaborating with Alvin Ailey Dance Company on the title track from “Twelve Years in October“.
Natalie loves working with children. She has written personal lullabies for terminally ill children. Recorded 80 traditional children’s songs for English language schools in Central America. Her “Snow Angel” project is a global peace endeavour connecting children internationally with each other.
She works with grammy award winning, Charles Bruffy and the Kansas City Chorale, composer and arranger JAC Redford (Skyfall, Avatar, Wall-E) who wrote “Wake Up, My Spirit” for Natalie and the K.C. Chorale.
Currently Natalie is enjoying performing “Cathedral Whispers” and “Redemption” whilst working on her latest project “The Gallery” which she is excited about! She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children.