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Dublin St. Werburgh's Church November concert poster
'Dark Dublin' - an evening of Gothic readings, music and theatre.

Crux Vocal Ensemble delivers a ghoulish spectacle on November 2nd at St. Werburgh's Church (near Christchurch Cathedral)

Dark worship, satanic sounds, cult practices...

Music from Eyes Wide Shut, Candyman, Ligeti, James MacMillan with Gothic readings too.
Also the Irish premiere of 'Smirti' by James Meredith, arranged for sax and organ. 

Featuring Natalia Astramowicz-McGough, saxophone and David O'Shea, organ.

Tickets: http:// entertainment.ticketsolve.c om/shows/873486839/events


Curriculum Vitae of Saxophonist Natalia Astramowicz

Personal details:

Location: Churchtown, Dublin 14
Telephone: +353 (0)87 327 7247
E-mail: info@nataliaastramowicz.com

Current employment:

The Irish Defence Forces School of Music, Dublin School of Music and Rathfarnham Concert Band

Academic achievements:

2007-2010…………………..The Royal Academy of Music - Aarhus, Denmark.
MA in Music Performance (1st Prize, Finalists’ Recital)

2004-2010…………………..The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music - Katowice, Poland.
5-year combined undergraduate and MA degree, emphasis on Pedagogy and Saxophone Performance


- I am a member of the Hot House Big Band (dir. Mark Wilde), the RIAM Symphonic Wind Ensemble (dir. Fergus O’Carroll)and groups such as the Sax Sisters and PianoSax duo.

- I was lead saxophonist in Riverdance (UK), commencing in September 2014

- I have been involved in a wide range of chamber music and orchestral projects (official recordings, festival concerts, etc), including regular cooperation with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as the distinguished Aukso Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of New Music, the Ladies Chamber Orchestra and the Lower-Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, to name but a few. I have also been involved in much Marching Band, Big Band and professional Wind Band playing, with some of which I have toured Europe.

- In 2005 I created the Kajastrakossta Saxophone Quartet, with which I have released professional recordings and performed at the National Concert Hall (Dublin, Ireland), the Honorary Consul (Stuttgart, Germany) the Silesian Philharmonia and the Lower-Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Silesian Theatre, among others.

- I have taken masterclasses with some of the world’s leading saxophonists, including:
  Jean Maria Londeix (Fr), Claus Olesen (Dk), Johannes Thorell (Swe) and Kenneth Edge (Irl)
  I have also participated in many summer courses and workshops.

Other achievements:

- Awarded, by international jury, First Prize (highest result) for my MA concert performance, Denmark
- Solo performance of Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto, Opus 109, Lower-Silesian Philharmonia
- 3rd Prize, International Young Performers Music Contest, Szczecinek, Poland

Personal interests:

- psychology, contemporary literature, skiing, tennis, sailing, dance

© Natalia Astramowicz 2011         E: info@nataliaastramowicz.com         T: +353 (0)86 381 7070
Dublin St. Ann's Church Dawons Street March concert poster
'The Sax in Spring: The Art of Natalia Astramowicz'

A celebration of lively Latin American and European saxophone repertoire for the season of Spring.

Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche - Vif - Modéré - Braziliera

Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango (excerpts) - Café 1930 - Bordel 1900

Michael McGlynn: Visions - III: From Nowhere to Nowhere

Petro Iturralde: Pequeña Czarda

Natalia Astramowicz, saxophone. Pádhraic Ó'Cuinneagáin, piano.

March 24th, 1:15pm: St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
(Entry free, retiring collection in aid of RNLI):