Creative director of Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells, Natalie Murray Beale was a BBC Performing Arts Fellow #32onestowatch in 2015 and was selected in the same year by the Dallas Opera for their inaugural institute for Women Conductors.
Murray Beale has performed as Guest Conductor with the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Malta Philharmonic, Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa and the Chamber Orchestra of London. She has also worked with the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Royal Swedish Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic. Murray Beale has conducted operas for the Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Croatian National Theatre, Theater Bonn, contemporary music group Tête-â-tête, Opera Holland Park and Spitalfields Music Festival.
This year she becomes Opera Queensland's first ever Artist in Residence, conducting Adams’ A Flowering Tree, Orfeo ed Euridice and Verdi’s Requiem. Future engagements include returning to the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse.
Her accolades include a 2012 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for the new opera We Are Shadows and a BAFTA nomination, music category, for the video game score Alien:Isolation.
Born in Australia, Murray Beale holds a Bachelor degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with Post Graduate training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, London. She studied conducting with Finnish conductor, Jorma Panula, after training as a pianist and working with Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artist Programme. In 2007 Murray Beale was awarded a conducting scholarship by London Symphony Chorus, going on to become their Guest Director and collaborating with Valery Gergiev, Marin Alsop, Sir Colin Davis, and Xian Zhang. She worked with Esa-Pekka Salonen on the award winning Stravinsky Series: Myths and Rituals.
Murray Beale is a Guest Professor at the Royal College of Music.