Natalie Klouda is a British violinist and composer. Her early training was at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she was greatly influenced by Lord Menuhin. A project to write compositions for Yehudi Menuhin’s 80th Birthday engaged her passion for chamber music performance and composition.
As a chamber musician Natalie has performed in major venues across Europe including the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Sony Auditorium Madrid and Queen Elizabeth Hall and has recorded for the Resonus Classics label. Natalie was a founding member of the award winning Finzi Quartet, and prizes for their performances included the Austrian ‘Wiener Klassik Prize’ for interpretations of Joseph Haydn, 1st Prize in the 2010 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and a Swiss Global Artistic Foundation Award.
Natalie enjoys collaborating in festivals across Europe as well as performing with UK Ensembles. The 2018/19 season has included performances with the Ossian Ensemble, Solstice Quartet, Ensemble 360, Jigsaw Players and the Heath Quartet (USA/Canada Tour).
As a composer, Natalie’s most recent CD release was of her piano trio, ‘Fantasy Triptych’. Commissioned and performed by the Monte Piano Trio for Genuin Label in 2017, it has been aired on radio in Finland, Germany, Switzerland and in the USA. Trio Isimsiz also toured the UK and Germany with this work in the Autumn and the next performance is by the Kungsbacka Trio at Kings Place March 2019. ‘A work with a future, no doubt,’ said Helen Wallace of BBC Music Magazine.
Natalie is a founder of the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival and has been Co-Artistic Director since the first edition in 2012.