Natasha Sachsenmeier was born in Oxford and educated in German and French at the European School Culham. Having achieved the highest Baccalaureate in her year at the age of 16, she spent a year studying Violin Performance full-time at the Royal Academy of Music. She then took up her place at Trinity College, Cambridge where she read Philosophy whilst simultaneously completing a first-class degree in Mathematics from the OU. Following this, she returned to the Academy to do an MA in Violin Performance.
She has since pursued a varied career as a freelance musician combining solo, duo recital and orchestral playing.
As a performer, Natasha has been described by Sir Roger Norrington as “a highly talented violinist” and by the Oxford Times as “particularly impressive” and “a rising star”. As a soloist, she has participated in public masterclasses with such musicians as Ivry Gitlis, Vadim Repin, Gyorgy Pauk and Emanuel Hurwitz and has appeared in international music festivals in the UK, Europe and the US. An experienced duo recitalist, she has been praised in reviews for her “great brilliance” and “breathtaking and memorable” playing, regularly appearing with renowned pianists Alissa Firsova and Jen Hughes as well as in Germany with Cristina Marton-Argerich. Natasha has also led orchestras under such conductors as Sir Roger Norrington, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Stephen Cleobury and David Hill, one review describing her as “a quite exceptional concertmaster”.
Natasha founded NS Premiere Recitals during the 2020 lockdown in order to provide a platform for exceptional young artists to continue to perform live recitals.