As of August 23, 2016, Natalie is currently touring with Barrage 8 - a string octet that has been known worldwide to represent: "a memorable presentation of music, from many genres and cascading generations, delivered in a way not seen or heard before."
Natalie was born in Newark, Delaware and began studying the violin at age 5. She also studied piano and voice through middle school and high school. In high school she participated in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
At the University of Delaware Natalie studied under Xiang Gao, and has performed with the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Pit Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles.
As a sophomore, Natalie competed and won the University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra competition. She spent a summer interning with a Music Marketing Company in Los Angeles. Throughout her time as a classical violinist, Natalie has always worked with many other genres.
During high school she helped lead a group of violinists, "Culmination," which performed modern hits as well as new arrangements of classical pieces. In college, she started her own band, Caution To The Wind, in which she soloed on violin as well as voice.
Natalie Wilson graduated from the University of Delaware in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Violin Performance and a minor in Music Management.
When she isn’t practicing, Natalie enjoys reading, going to concerts, eating pasta and listening to film scores.
1. Graduate College (done!)
2. Audition for Grad School even if it’s just for the experience
3. Work at Disneyworld/land
4. Record an album
5. Win a Grammy
6. Win an Oscar for best original song for a movie
7. Collaborate with someone amazing. Halsey, Sara Bareilles, Lorde, Coldplay, Twenty One Pilots…any of the above.
"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
-- Johann Sebastian Bach
My Parents: I wouldn’t have even made it through 1 violin lesson if it weren’t for my parents. Without the support and love of David and Jane Anne Wilson I would still be trying to learn Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (or maybe have moved on to something more sensible like accounting or marine biology). Thanks to my parents I’ve never gone without the tools I needed to make my dreams a reality.
My Savior:My music would mean nothing without the relationship I have with Jesus Christ. I am so thankful for the talent He has given me, and how I have been able to glorify him with it. I will constantly strive to use my music for Him.