Natalie has played with musicians worldwide including Ravi Shankar and Paul McCandless. She has played for the British Royal family and in 2004 was commissioned to write and record a lullaby for the newly born Princess Catharina Amalia of the Dutch Royal family. She has been called to play with Led Zepplin, recorded for the BBC, Spanish television, Channel 4 (UK) and WGBH (USA).
Natalie has freelanced throughout Europe and America with orchestras, jazz, rock and chamber ensembles and performing solo recitals at venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
At 18 she won a prestigious scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London where she studied for 5 years with highly acclaimed soloist Sarah Francis and the London Symphony's English hornist, Christine Pendrill.
Whilst dance was a strong part of her childhood, Natalie has especially enjoyed playing for the Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet and collaborating with Alvin Ailey on her piece "Twelve Years in October".
In 2003 she founded The Natalie Twigg Music Foundation gifting personal lullabies to terminally ill children and connecting children internationally through music. During this time she recorded 80 traditional childrens songs for english language schools in Central and South America. Her CDs "Sea Whispers", "Twelve Years in October", "Lullabies for the Miracles of Life" and the "Sanctuary of Sound" are available from her website.
Whilst visiting Kansas City she discovered the vast wealth of their jazz culture. Hearing and meeting jazz legends, Claude "fiddler" Williams and Jay McShann, Natalie decided to move there. Where she set up a 6 piece world/jazz fusion ensemble, "Aurora Consort".
She has worked with Charles Bruffy and the Kansas City Chorale. The Composer and arranger JAC Redford (Avatar, Wall-E, Black Beauty, etc.) wrote a piece especially for Natalie and the K.C. Chorale which they premiered in December 2009.
She has worked with Soundings of the Planet record label recording with Dean Evenson and Tom Barabas on their award winning CD "Healing Suite". It is all improvised.
Natalie's latest projects include a "Snow Angel", "Redemption" and a dance suite.
Awards & Recognitions
- Sir Micheal Tippett Award
- Entrance Scholarship Royal College of Music