The orchestral sessions of the eigth edition of ['tactus], Young Composers Forum took place November 25th to 27th 2019 at Flagey in collaboration with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Brad Lubman in the presence of composers Annelies Van Parys, Jeroen D’hoe, Benoît Mernier, Jean-Paul Dessy, Kimmo Hakola, Ann McKay and Claude Ledoux. We are pleased to announce that the work aeolian dust by American composer Natalie Dietterich has been selected to be played by the Brussels Philharmonic next season at Flagey. Congratulations!
Applauded by Performance Today for her “pulsatingly beautiful and moving” music, Natalie Dietterich is a composer, violinist, and vocalist from Harleysville, PA, primarily known for her orchestral and choral works, rhythmic layering, and creative use of unconventional texts.
Recent projects include light, beloved, an acoustic-electric guitar concerto for virtuoso JIJI, which premiered at Carnegie Hall; and Choir Piece, a multidisciplinary collaboration with German artist Felix Kindermann and choreographer Florian Fischer, which questions the idea of “togetherness” by mirroring today's Zeitgeist along with its societal distortions. It was presented by the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Ghent, Belgium and will be featured at the KIT (Kunst im Tunnel) in Düsseldorf, Germany as a four-day exhibition in early 2020.
Natalie’s orchestral music has been performed and/or presented by the Albany Symphony as part of the American Music Festival, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as part of the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, the New York Youth Symphony, the Shanghai Symphony, and the Cabrillo Festival among others. She has been awarded fellowships from the Bang on a Can Summer Festival and Big Sky Conservatory with The Crossing, and has been awarded residencies at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute; the Norfolk Chamber Music Institute; and Arts, Letters, and Numbers.
Dietterich holds M.M. and M.M.A. degrees in music composition from Yale University, a dual bachelor’s degree in music composition and violin performance from West Chester University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at Princeton University.