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. In 2014 she recorded and released 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. She recently performed with Lontano ensemble to record a CD of works by British-Australian composer Jennifer Fowler, which was released in September 2019. 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 New College, Oxford and King’s College London. She currently studies piano with Thalia Myers.
Natalie has worked in administrative and management roles for various music organisations including BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). She left administrative work in 2018 in order to concentrate on her performing career. She teaches piano in Watford.