Natasha is a Melbourne musician who is passionate in exploring the intersection between music and wellbeing. Her background as an award-winning concert pianist has taken her to perform actively around Australia, most notably at the Sydney Town Hall, The Melbourne Edge, National Gallery of Victoria and the Government House of Victoria. As a performer, she is most passionate in collaborative projects, and has performed with numerous community orchestras such as the Ku-Rin-Gai Philharmonic, the Melbourne Lawyers Orchestra and the Australian Asian Orchestra, the latter whom premiered her work, Ghost.
A recipient of several honourary prizes, scholarships and competition awards, Natasha obtained her Masters in Music from The University of Melbourne with first-class honours in 2013. Since graduation, Natasha was selected as one of the finalists around the country to participate in the 2014 Australian National Piano Award and in the following year, she was approached by the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations for a Unity Project. Her music has been broadcasted nationally on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS, and is known for its passionate energy, riveting imagery and sensitivity in connecting with the essence of the music, descriptions that go beyond what is seen on stage and felt as traits of who she is as a musician.
With years of performing and teaching experiences, Natasha is currently expanding her passion in creating accessible music experiences for community wellbeing. She is the Artistic Director for the Friends of Music Series, and has facilitated workshops, seminars and community groups in raising awareness to the power of music as a wellbeing essential. In 2018 she was accredited as a Registered Music Therapist, from which she will continue to explore the intersection between music and wellbeing. Recently, she was awarded the Jim Marks Scholarship to enable her further exploration in the use of music for peace and conflict resolution with the Musicians Without Borders network in the US, which she will embark from middle of 2018.