Oxford enlightenment: Natalie is named director of performance

Oxford enlightenment: Natalie is named director of performance


norman lebrecht

January 29, 2016

Oxford Univeristy has appointed the cellist Natalie Clein to be Director of Musical Performance for the next four years.

Natalie says: ‘Ever since I first visited Oxford as a student and then later as a professional cellist performing at the Sheldonian, Holywell and Jacqueline du Pré, it has occupied a place of great significance in my consciousness, both intellectually and artistically. So it is with great excitement that I take on this newly created position. My ambition over the next four years is to bring students, international artists and academics from across the cultural spectrum together in dialogue and a spirit of discovery.

Music Faculty Chairman Michael Burden said: ‘Natalie brings with her a wealth of experience and has already inspired an unprecedented response among the students. The integrity of her playing speaks for itself. Her time at the University has already been artistically productive for everyone who has the opportunity to work with her.’

natalie clein
photo: Sussie Ahlburg, 2011