St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Nathalie Beswick - piano

Tuesday, 13 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Nathalie Beswick - piano

Schumann

Des Abends from 'Phantasiestucke', op12
Papillons, op2

Chopin

Scherzo , no 2

Nathalie Beswick was born in London, and began piano lessons at the age of seven. The following year she gave her first public recital, and won many prizes at the North London and Oxford Music Festivals as a pupil of Gillian Cracknell.

At the age of seventeen Nathalie went on to study with Alexander Kelly, Head of Keyboard at the Royal Academy of Music, and also benefitted from the advice of Boris Berezovsky, Antony Peebles, Daniel Adni and Christopher Elton.

At nineteen, Nathalie was offered a place at the Poitiers Conservatoire in France where she studied piano with Josée Cabanes-Carlosema and harpsichord with Odile Aurengo. Two years later Nathalie graduated from Durham University with a BA Honours degree in Music, and was awarded a scholarship to study piano with Philip Fowke at Trinity College of Music. In her final year, Nathalie was awarded the Maud Seton Prize for outstanding achievement.

London recitals have included St James's, Piccadilly, Burgh House, Hampstead, St Bride's, Fleet Street and Regent Hall, Oxford Street. She has also performed in France at the Château de la Rochefoucauld near Angoulême, and most recently in Cannes.  

In 2013 Nathalie was awarded the Licentiate Diploma in Solo Performance with the Royal Schools of Music.  She is currently studying with Gordon Fergus-Thompson.