Natalia Dauer began playing the piano at the age of four and the violin one year later. She discovered the cello at the age of six and received her first lessons at the Music Academy in Basel.
At the age of seven she won her first competition at “Jugend musiziert” in Germany and other first prizes with a piano trio. In the following years Natalia was able to achieve further competition successes with “Jugend musiziert” in Germany and Switzerland.
Since 2007 she has been a junior student with Prof. Ivan Monighetti at the Basel University of Music and completed her bachelor’s degree in 2019 with distinction.
Concerts have taken the young cellist as a soloist and chamber musician in Germany and abroad and has appeared several times as a soloist on television. In 2015 she received the Volksbank-Hochrhein-Stiftung’s sponsorship award and has been a scholarship holder of the foundation since 2016. She is also the founder of the Junge Klassik festival in Laufenburg (Baden), where she is the artistic director.
She played concerts alongside artists such as Ivan Monighetti, Sol Gabetta, Mischa Maisky, Maximilian Hornung and Frans Helmerson, including at the Viva Cello Festival in Liestal.
The young cellist received further musical impulses from musical personalities such as Wolfgang Boettcher, David Geringas, Sol Gabetta, Peter Buck, Benedickt Kloeckner and Frans Helmerson.
In autumn 2019 Natalia studied conducting and composition at the Zurich University of the Arts and since 2020 a master’s degree with Prof. Martin Ostertag at the Karlsruhe University of Music.