Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Natasha Cook

Natasha Cook, clarinet, moved to New York from London in 2002. Her early clarinet studies took place at the Centre for Young Musicians, where she was the winner of their Young Musician of the Year competition in 1992 and principal clarinet of the affiliated London Schools Symphony Orchestra for two years. She went on to graduate jointly from Trinity College of Music and the University of London. Her teachers were Hale Hambleton of the English National Opera and Colin Courtney at the Royal College of Music. She has also participated in master classes with Jack Brymer and Michael Collins. She returns home every summer, where she has been principal clarinet of both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras at the Canford Summer School of Music for the past four years. In New York she has also played with the New York Repertory Orchestra, Greenwich Village Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony and at MATA (Music At The Anthology), an annual festival showcasing new music.

Musica Bella concerts: October 19, 2003; November 30, 2003; February 29, 2004; May 2, 2004; October 24, 2004; January 30, 2005; March 13, 2005; May 14, 2005; May 15, 2005; May 22, 2005; October 30, 2005; January 22, 2006; March 26, 2006; May 21, 2006; July 8, 2006; October 22, 2006; December 10, 2006; February 18, 2007; April 15, 2007; June 9, 2007; October 14, 2007; October 21, 2007; December 1, 2007; December 2, 2007

This bio last updated March 29, 2004