Natalia Williams-Wandoch lives in the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire, UK, where she moved after graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is a dual Polish-British citizen and grew up in Poland on the music of Chopin and J S Bach from an early age. Her highly acclaimed debut album was released in 2019 and contains world première recordings of solo piano music by the 20th-Century English composer Sir Arnold Bax.
Concert premiere: Sunday 9th May
The Swan’s Way
The concert will feature a short presentation about swans visiting the Fenland in the UK, including two piano miniatures inspired by them and one further piece highlighting the plight of the natural world on a global scale. The composers whose music is featured in this concert took inspiration from a variety of sources, but both their music and their lives are marked by their open-mindedness and border-defying celebration of the language of music, a language open to all humanity.
As we celebrate what we have in common, connect the local to the global and take inspiration and encouragement from each other, I want to share the music that has been sustaining, strengthening and joy-giving to me in the time of the pandemic.
As part of the festival’s Green Mission, Natalia has chosen to complete the following task provided by Harmonic Progression: to switch to eco-friendly lighting options in her home.