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Natalie began her musical studies at the age of 3. She started playing violin at the age of 7. At the age of 16 she received the ARCT performance diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and majored in violin performance at the University of Toronto. Her list of teachers includes Scott St. John (of the internationally acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet), Annalee Patipatanakoon (of the Gryphon Trio), and Katharine Rapoport (pedagogy specialist). Natalie also has an extensive background in music theory and composition, having studied with Abigail Richardson and Alexander Rapoport.
She actively performs in orchestras, chamber music, musical theatres, jazz and pop concerts. She is currently a core member of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and has also been playing with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Opera York, Sneek Peek Orchestra, University of Toronto Baroque Chamber Ensemble, National Academy Orchestra, Royal Conservatory Orchestra, and many more.
Natalie is very active in musical theatre and played numerous other instruments for both classical and contemporary productions. She is currently a member of the blues country band, Urban Gypsy Trio, as violinist and lead female vocal, and also performs with various rock groups on electric violin.
In her spare time Natalie enjoys reading, writing, and playing more music.