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Czech violinist Natálie Kulina (1996) is currently earning her master's degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Eliot Lawson and Heleen Hulst, focusing on new music and interdisciplinary arts. Since 2021, she is a member of Ensemble Resilience. Alongside her studies and concert activities, Natálie is currently serving as a curator for the Echoes of Nothing series, developing side programming for Muziekgebouw aan't IJ

She mostly focuses on music, literature, and audiovisual art of the last hundred years, however she has branched out into historically informed performance and free improvisation in some of her past projects. 

Learn more about the variety of her work in the concert agenda.

She is currently developing performance programmes for violin and electronics with elements of film and theatre collaborating with with composers and performers such as Arieh Chrem, as Duo Replica

Together with Portuguese violinist Francisca Portugal, she explores the surprising possibilities of a violin duo as Grimm Duette - by creating new arrangements of chamber or orchestral pieces, as well as commissioning new music and finding ways to use ensemble as small as eight strings in educational purposes and non-traditional environments. 

Growing up in a family of visual artists and in the culturally abundant region of South Moravia, Natálie's cultivated interest in a wide array of art forms from an early age, eventually choosing to focus mainly on music.

She previously studied at the Brno conservatory with the first violin of the Janáček Quartet, Miloš Vacek, graduated her bachelor's degree in the class of the renowned soloist Ilya Grubert in Amsterdam, and she drew knowledge and artistic inspiration from masterclasses and collaborations with musicians such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Hubert Kroisamer, Alexandra Soumm, Milan Vitek, Ed Spanjaard, Anne Sophie Mutter, Josef Špaček, Per Enoksson or Ilya Gringolts, among many others.

Although she has since childhood performed recitals in several European countries and made appearances as a soloist with orchestras (Filharmonie Brno, Moravian Chamber Orchestra, Filharmonija Zielonogorska, to name a few), she has now established herself as a chamber musician, leading, participating, or being invited as a guest in various ensembles (Score collective, Moravian Chamber Orchestra,...) projects (Min Oh's film 'Attendee', MAAT saxophone quartet's album 'Ciudades',...) and festivals  (Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Quieted Buildings Brno...) and is quickly gathering attention as a fresh performer of (not only) contemporary music. 

For her academic accomplishments Natalie is a grateful recipient of several scholarships both in Czech Republic and Netherlands.

Natalie plays violins from Czech luthier Tomáš Pilař and Dutch luthier Matthieu Besseling.

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