Natasha Humphries is a British violinist based in London. She has performed in many of the world’s major concert venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Snape Maltings, and Glyndebourne, as well as abroad in France, Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic.
Natasha has performed solo recitals in venues around the UK, including Beaconsfield URC Church, Christchurch Priory, and St. Lawrence’s Church in West Wycombe. Natasha has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras, including a performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 with the Wycombe Sinfonia. She is looking forward to performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra with violist Toby Warr and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra in September 2023.
A keen orchestral player, Natasha was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain from 2016 to 2018. Highlights of her time with the NYO include performing at the BBC Proms and the Berlioz Festival in France. In 2019, she toured Russia and the UK with the Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra, and in 2021 she was Co-Principal 2nd Violin in the Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra, where she was mentored by Richard Milone and Ruth Rogers. She has been Leader, Co-Leader and Principal Second Violin for several orchestral projects at RCM, and regularly leads Sinfonia Perdita, an orchestra of RCM students and graduates conducted by Daniel Hogan. Natasha plays regularly with professional UK orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra, and CHROMA Ensemble.
Also a passionate chamber musician, Natasha is a founding member and the 1st violinist of the Morassi Quartet, which she formed in 2018 with fellow RCM students Katie Mazur, Toby Warr and Iza Stefańska. They have been selected to perform in many concerts and festivals at the College, and have also performed over 100 performances as part of the Fever Candlelight Concert series. The quartet receive regular guidance from renowned chamber musicians such as Simon Rowland-Jones and Yuri Zhislin. Most recently, the quartet performed the Shostakovich string quartets at Dartington Music Festival, where they received coaching from the renowned Brodsky Quartet.
In July 2022, Natasha graduated from her Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music in London with First Class Honours, studying with Radu Blidar. She is now pursuing a Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music as an Orpheus scholar, continuing her studies with Radu Blidar. Natasha is grateful for the generous support from Talent Unlimited, Help Musicians, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, and the Orpheus Scholarship.
Natasha plays on a 1975 Giovanni Battista Morassi violin, kindly lent to her by her grandfather.