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“Musically the performance is impressive. The Australian conductor Natalie Murray Beale brought out the many stylistic facets and colours of the score in both chorus and orchestra.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Australian - British conductor Natalie Murray Beale studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and the National Opera Studio, London after which she trained with Jorma Panula in Amsterdam and Helsinki.

Amongst her awards are a Conductor Scholarship with the London Symphony Chorus a “32 Ones to Watch” BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship 2015 and she was selected for the inaugural residency of the Institute for Women Conductors at the Dallas Opera. Natalie Murray Beale holds the positions of Creative Director to Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells. She was Guest Director of the London Symphony Chorus 2008-10 and Conductor in Residence for Project Instrumental 2014-16.

Opera engagements include John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary at Theater Bonn, Le Nozze di Figaro at the Croatian National Opera, Il Ritorno with Circa Contemporary Circus in Melbourne, London, Luxembourg, Compiègne and Toronto; Madama Butterfly and Will Todd Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Opera Holland Park and John Barber We are Shadows at the Spitalfields Festival (winning a Royal Philharmonic Society award). Her repertoire includes Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, La Clemenza di Tito, ll Barbiere di Siviglia, Pelléas et Mélisande, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, La Voix Humaine, Oedipus Rex, Les Dialogues des Carmélites and From the House of the Dead. Natalie Murray Beale has assisted Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jérémie Rhorer, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Nicholas Kraemer on productions at the Opéra National de Paris, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Welsh National Opera and Den Nye Opera.

On the concert platform Murray Beale has conducted the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Malta Philharmonic, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica Portugesa, Sinfonietta Crakovia, City of London Sinfonia and Chamber Orchestra of London in programmes of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Debussy, Stravinsky and Britten. In addition, Murray Beale has collaborated with film composer Christian Henson conducting his scores for Robot Overlords and Alien: Isolation (which was BAFTA nominated).

Murray Beale has recently been appointed Creative Director of Independent Opera.