BIO

Natalie Murray Beale's work encompasses opera, concert, and film and video game scores. She has been at the helm of several world premieres and has developed a reputation for her creative leadership.

 

Murray Beale has performed as Guest Conductor with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Malta Philharmonic, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, Royal Northern Sinfonia 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 Bergen Philharmonic.

Her experience in Opera and Theatre includes performances for Theater Bonn, the Royal Opera House, Mumbai, the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Opera Queensland, the Royal College of Music, contemporary opera group Tête-â-tête, Opera Holland Park, award winning physical theatre company Circa, and Spitalfields Music Festival. Murray Beale was Assistant Conductor at the Opéra National de Paris, Festival d’Aix, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysees and Wiener Festwochen.

 

Her repertoire includes a wide range of stage works, from the operas of Mozart and Gluck through to Bartok, Poulenc, Janáček and Adams. Murray Beale has assisted leading conductors, in particular Esa-Pekka SalonenIngo Metzmacher and Jérémie Rhorer and as Chorus Director has worked with Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Marin Alsop and Daniele Gatti.

Murray Beale’s performances of John Adams’ A Flowering Tree were recently listed as one of the best Opera Performances of 2019 by Limelight Magazine. Previous 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.  She was a BBC Performing Arts Fellow #32onestowatch in 2015 and was selected the same year by the Dallas Opera for their inaugural Institute for Women Conductors.

Her 2019/2020 season features her debut with Symphony Nova Scotia, Ulster Orchestra, Ensemble Contrechamps and L’orchestre de Chambre de Genève.

Born in Australia, and residing in London, Natalie Murray Beale holds a Bachelor degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Post Graduate training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She furthered her studies at the National Opera Studio and in conducting with Jorma Panula. Murray Beale is a Professor at the Royal College of Music and the Creative director of Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells, a company which is committed to supporting emerging artists and the creation of new works.

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