Natalia Hurst

Soprano (Voice) Vienna, Austria 21 Followers

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Natalia Hurst Dec 29, 2012

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Natalia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is currently living in Vienna, Austria. 
Her Album "Songs from the Underworld" in collaboration with the pianist Ilse Schumann (†2018), contains songs from Kurt Weill, Samuel Barber, Hugo Wolf and some curious funny pieces too .

Natalia graduated with distinction as Bachelor of Arts - Singing and Instrumental Pedagogy with Prof. Gertraud Berka-Schmid at the Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts.  She integrated 2010 the Art Song MDW Project "Roots: from Popular Melodies to the Art Song" singing at Gläserner Saal in Musikverein.
Parallel to her studies, she developed her activity as a choral singer in world-class symphonic and opera productions under the direction of outstanding conductors such as Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Zubin Mehta, Marc Minkowski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Riccardo Muti.

      Entering the Vocational School of Arts for Children (IVA) at seven years old, she began her music education as a member of the Children´s Choir by Teatro Colón Opera House at the age of nine. She obtained her first Musical Degree at the CEAMC (Center of Advances Studies in Contemporary Music) in Buenos Aires, studying Vocal Technique private lessons with Horacio Amauri in Buenos Aires and later with Romualdo Savastano in Rom, Italy.

Settled in Vienna since 2003, she sang Bach ́s Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!", and other solo parts from sacred works as the Bruckner Requiem, Messe in D (A.Dvorak), Te Deum (A. Lasala) and Orgelsolo Messe (J Haydn). She was semifinalist at the 6to Concorso Internazionale di Musica Sacra (Rome, 2007).

During the Mozart Year 2006 she participated as guest by the Athens Symphonie Orchestra in the "Mozart Gala", under Mtro. Andreas Tselikas and so in the Neue Oper Wien Production from "Zauberflöte 06 " (Th. Pernes) in the roles of 2nd. Dame and Boy.
With the Project "Oper Hautnah" (Opera at School) under musical direction from Stephen Delaney, she interpreted Donna Anna in Mozart´s “Don Giovanni” and Lucy in "The Telephone" by G. Menotti. With this short one act opera, she toured to Buenos Aires and participated in the Young Professionals Program of the München EUROVOX 2012 with great success. She performed in Buenos Aires at Magna Lírica´s "Cosi fan Tutte" (WA Mozart) the role of Despina.
Natalia developed also different musical projects as "Letters to the New World" (2006), an Art Song recital dedicated to spanish and american composers from the 20th Century with pianist Maria Pagliafora; and the Cycle "Viva la Matria!" 2017 with Pablo Basualdo (Bass) and 2018 with Sergio Tallo Torres (Tenor) in collaboration with pianist Anna Fedorova at the VIennese Society for MusicalTheater.
    She created the humoresque character "Eva Encanto" already in her teens, combining her comedy and musical skills, performing extensively in venues such as Piazza San Marco in Venice; International Tango Festivals in Buenos Aires, Munich and Ljubljana, and also in Theater am Spittelberg, Mi Barrio, Odeon and Akzent Theater in Vienna.

Natalia teaches Voice from 2004 and on, at the Theresian Academy´s Music Department in Vienna.
Since 2016 she also contributes to diverse woman empowerment initiatives as a performer and activist; in order to spread, celebrate, debate and rethink the task of women in society, revaluing the feminine and its role in strengthening the social fabric.

more info: www.nataliahurst.com.ar

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