Natalie Dawe is a teacher and freelance cellist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has private studios in Winnipeg, Steinbach, and is a faculty member at the Douglas Kuhl School of Music in Morden, Manitoba. Natalie is the director of Da Capo, an orchestra organized through DKSM and comprised of young aspiring string players. Her students have won awards at local and provincial festivals. Natalie’s most recent performances include solo and chamber recitals, Manitoba Underground Opera, DKSM’s Cadenza Summer Music Week, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Natalie’s extensive work as a performer includes international tours. In 2018, she performed and taught at the Festival Internacional de Música in Loja, Ecuador. In 2007, she travelled to Beijing, China with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra to perform and record a CD that won an East Coast Music Award for Best Classical Recording. In 2011, she toured Sweden and Finland with the University of Manitoba Singers.
In addition to classical music, Natalie enjoys working with artists from other genres and a wide range of performance opportunities. She has collaborated with Rod Stewart, Disturbed, and local folk artists in Winnipeg. In the summer of 2014, she performed at Government House in Winnipeg during the Royal Tour of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Natalie completed a M. Music degree in cello performance at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music where she held graduate scholarships and assistantships, and studied with renowned artist-teacher Thomas Wiebe. During her undergraduate program at the Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba, Natalie studied with Dr. Minna Rose Chung and was a prize winner in the Genser Competition, as well as a winner of the Concerto Competition.