Natalia Dauer started playing the piano at the age of four and playing the violin a year later. At the age of six she discovered the violoncello 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. She received further first prizes at “Jugend musiziert” with a piano trio.
Since 2007 she has been a junior student with Prof. Ivan Monighetti at the Musikhochschule Basel and graduated in 2019 with honors.
Concerts led the young cellist as a soloist and chamber musician to Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. In 2012 she won first prize at “Swiss Youth Music” and 2013 at “Jugend Musiziert” in Germany.
In 2014, she appeared as a soloist in Slovenia in a masterclass in an Italian television program.
In 2014, she appeared as a soloist in an Italian television program and since 2015 she has been the recipient of the Volksbank-Hochrhein-Stiftung’s award. She is also the founder of the festival Junge Klassik in Laufenburg, where she has the artistic direction. She played concerts together with artists like Maximilian Hornung and Frans Helmerson at the Viva Cello Festival in Liestal.
The young cellist received further musical impulses from music personalities such as Wolfgang Boettcher, David Geringas, Sol Gabetta and Frans Helmerson.
In 2019, there was a performance on Swiss television. Throughout the year, concerts are held in Germany and abroad.
Natalia has been studying conducting and composition at the Zurich University of Arts since autumn 2019 and, from 2020, a master’s degree with Prof. Martin Ostertag at the Karlsruhe University of Music.