Natalie Clein

WFISC Panel of International Jury

Described by the Times as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘soaringly passionate’, British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues with conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Leonard Slatkin and Heinrich Schiff. She records regularly for Hyperion, including 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, as well as 3 discs for EMI. Her recordings have won awards such as a Classical Brit, Gramophone and BBC record of the Month and a Diapason d’Or.  Since 2018, she has been Professor of Cello at the Rostock Academy of Music in Germany. She is also Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music amd is regularly invited to participate in major juries including the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels and ARD in Munich amd gives masterclasses around the world  .  She is also the proud artistic director of the ‘Purbeck International Chamber music festival ‘ . 

Her 23/24 appearances include a US recital , Tour , Wigmore Hall , BBC appearances , concerto debut at the Elbphilharmonie and recitals throughout Europe . 

In 2021, Natalie was awarded an OBE for her services to music. She plays the ‘Simpson’ Guadagnini cello of 1777.