10 February 2006

Biography

Natalia began her musical studies at the world famous El Sistema in Venezuela. She read music at the University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM), an institution that belongs to the Venezuelan musical system, being the first person to obtain a degree in Orchestral Conducting in her native country.

After some years she completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in London, where she held the RCM Junior Fellowship in Opera Conducting for two years. Her relationship with the RCM still continues nowadays, as she is a Professor of Conducting there.

Natalia holds a Master's Degree from The University of Huddersfield where she is a part-time lecturer and has been appointed Elgar Ambassador.

She is currently Musical Director of the Hallam Sinfonia in Sheffield, the National Children’s Orchestra London Regional, and has been recently appointed Principal Conductor of the Wellington College Symphony Orchestra.