17. April – 09. May 2021

Natalia Williams-Wandoch

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.

Click Here for the Programme.

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.