Natalia Harvey is earning a reputation as one of Australia’s most versatile and dynamic young violinists, her expertise ranging from historical performance to contemporary music and improvisation. As a soloist she has been a finalist in international and national competitions, including the Gisborne International Music Competition (New Zealand) and the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition.
An Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2017, Natalia is also an active orchestral musician. She is currently Principal Second Violin of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and a casual member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She often appears as a soloist and guest director with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra in programs broadcast on ABC Classic FM. Natalia’s passion for chamber music has seen her perform chamber works with internationally acclaimed artists such as Anthony Marwood, Malin Broman and Pekka Kuusisto. She is a member of the Australian Octet and is regularly invited as a guest artist with string quartets (her favourite form of chamber music) around the country, such as the Flinders Quartet.
Natalia is a both a keen perfomer of new music and an experienced period violinist. She has been a recitalist with new music advocates such as Michael Kieran Harvey and the Rubiks Collective. As a period violinist, she was the winner of the Holdsworth Family Bach Prize and is a member of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. She often appears in period chamber music ensembles and performs with orchestras such as the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Antipodes and Genesis Baroque. Natalia has been a guest artist at festivals such as the Four Winds Festival (NSW), the Coramba Chamber Music Festival (NSW), the Extended Play Festival (NSW), the Vasse Felix Festival (WA), the Canberra International Music Festival (ACT), and the Musica Viva Huntington Estate Festival (NSW).