St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Nathalie Beswick - piano

Tuesday, 18 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Nathalie Beswick - piano

Robert Schumann

                 Arabesque in C major Op.18

Frederic Chopin

                 Etude no. 1 in A flat major Op.25

                 Etude no.9 in G flat major Op.25

Sergei Rachmaninoff

                 Prelude no.4 in D major Op.23

                 Prelude no.5 in G major Op.32

Maurice Ravel

                Sonatine

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.

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, Anthony 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 offered a place at Trinity College of Music, where she studied Solo Performance with Philip Fowke.  She received a scholarship towards a second year at the College, & was awarded the Maud Seton Prize for outstanding achievement.

London recitals have included St James's, Piccadilly; St Bride's, Fleet Street; Regent Hall, Oxford Street; St Anne's & Agnes, Gresham Street and Burgh House, Hampstead. She has also performed in France at the Château de la Rochefoucauld near Angoulême, and was invited to perform in a Lunchtime Concert Series at the Majestic Barrière on the Croisette 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 and Christine Croshaw.

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. Nathalie went on to study with Alexander Kelly, and also benefitted from the advice of Boris Berezovsky, Anthony 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. Two years later, Nathalie graduated from Durham University with a BA Honours degree in Music, and was offered a scholarship at Trinity College of Music, where she studied Solo Performance with Philip Fowke.  At the end of her final year, she was awarded the Maud Seton Prize for outstanding achievement.

London recitals have included St James's, Piccadilly; St Bride's, Fleet Street Regent Hall, Oxford Street; St Anne's & Agnes, Gresham Street and Burgh House, Hampstead. She has also performed in France at the Château de la Rochefoucauld near Angoulême, and was invited to perform in a Lunchtime Concert Series at the Majestic Barrière in Cannes. 

Nathalie is currently studying with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Christine Croshaw.