Natalie Bleicher is a classical pianist and composer living in Hertfordshire. She has a particular passion for contemporary music and performs new works regularly.
She has given several solo recitals in London including works by Gabriel Jackson, Philip Cashian and Cheryl Frances-Hoad as well as works by Debussy, Haydn, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert and Schumann. She also performs regularly with her duet partner Esther Cavett. She was a member of CoMA London Ensemble for ten years. In 2014 she brought out a CD Dream Rotation of British contemporary piano works by Sally Beamish, Paul Burnell, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Rob Keeley, Joanna Lee and Dave Smith, five of which are premiere recordings. In March 2018 Natalie was selected to perform in a BBC Radio 3 lunchtime concert for International Women’s Day. Natalie regularly accompanies instrumentalists and singers for concerts, exams and rehearsals. She is the accompanist for Fortune Green Choir in West Hampstead.
As a composer Natalie has written examination pieces for piano, electronic keyboard and harp, which are published by Trinity Guildhall, Beartramka and CoMA. She was an spnm shortlisted composer from 2003-2005. Natalie studied at Junior Trinity, New College, Oxford and King’s College London. She studied piano with Christopher Caine, Nicholas Salwey and Colin Stone and composition with Melanie Daiken and Robert Keeley. She is currently studying piano with Thalia Myers and has taken part in masterclasses with Mary Dullea and Tasmin Little.
Natalie worked part-time for BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) as Classical Co-ordinator and Judging Co-ordinator for the British Composer Awards from 2007-2018. From 2007 to 2011 she was Manager of CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). She left administrative work in 2018 in order to concentrate on her career as a pianist.