In 2010 Nat was lucky to be awarded the Melbourne Prize for Music Development Award. In conjunction with this prize, she was selected to act as an artist in residence at the University of Melbourne/Faculty of MCM & VCA.
In 2012, Nat has returned to the Victorian College of the Arts, as a Honours student. In parallel to her role as a student, however, she now has the opportunity to fulfill her Melbourne Prize Residency.
She has chosen to use this residency to curate a series of concerts, showcasing the breadth of talent in her Honours cohort, stretching across classical, improvisation and composition streams. It is the last year that this Honours course will be run, before it is replaced with new courses. As a result, this concert series seeks to celebrate the end of the course, as well as celebrate the diversity of students across all parts of the Faculty, which will continue long into the future in new forms.
University of Melbourne
Faculty of VCA & MCM
Twilight Concert Series: Inspiring Performance
Featuring students from the 2012 Bachelor of Music Performance (honours) cohort
Curated by Nat Bartsch, winner of the 2010 Melbourne Prize for Music Development Award
3, 4, 5 October, 6pm (with interval)
Federation Hall, Grant Street, Southbank
Each concert will be based around a theme, selected by the Honours cohort.
Wednesday 3 October:
“Musique sans frontieres”
Thursday 4th October:
“Poetry can communicate before it is understood” – T.S. Eliot
Friday 5th October:
“Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known” – Oscar Wilde