Natalia Melnik

  • Graduate Certificate in Music (AIM)
  • Maser of Music (Sydney Conservatorium) - in progress

Natalia was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982 and moved to Sydney in 2013.
At the age of five she has started her musical education at a primary music school. At thirteen she was granted a place in a children’s concert choir “Cantilena” and two years later became the choir soloist, performing in numerous concerts and touring in Russia and Europe. Later Natalia continued her studies in Valentina Levko’s Center of Vocal Art in Moscow, singing at the Center’s concerts and other events.
Natalia holds Graduate Certificate in Music (AIM) and is currently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music towards her Postgraduate Research Degree “Master of Music (Performance)”. In 2018 Natalia took part in the Pacific Opera Adjunct Artist program.
Natalia’s research is aiming to make Russian vocal music more accessible for non-Russian speaking singers. Natalia worked as a Russian Language for Singers coach with AIM, Sydney Conservatorium Choir, Sydney Art Song Society and numerous individual singers. She also runs the website www.russian4singers.com and the Facebook page “Russian For Singers” @russianforsingers.
Natalia has been teaching singing since 2000. She is currently teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy and at Engadine Music Education Centre (casually), as well as privately, working with all ages, classical, Music Theater and pop music. During her work Natalia has obtained some experience in working with children with autism.
In addition to one-on-one lessons, Natalia runs group singing classes for all ages from 3-5 to adult - at Mozaika Kids’ Development Centre (Redfern) and at her home studio in Miranda. Natalia’s students are singing in bands, performing in community concerts and competitions.
Being a member of the ‘Divas on Demand’ performance group led by Artistic Director Wendy Dixon, Natalia is singing in numerous recitals throughout the year, specializing in coloratura arias as well as Russian music. In 2015-2017 her engagements included Lunchtime concerts at St.Stephen's Uniting Church, recitals at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Glebe Justice Center, Australian Hall, CHIME College, Theosophical Society, Artists Central and others. In addition to that Natalia appears in the Sydney Art Song Society and Russian community events. In December 2016 Natalia performed with the Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra in their Christmas concert. In 2017-2018 Natalia has sung the role of Valeria in the production of the Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera “La Caduta De’ Decemviri” and the role of Marcella in “Boheme a piacere”.

14 Junction Street
Miranda, NSW
0413 526 639 or 0413 526 639

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Details last updated on January 30, 2019