Participants 2020
 
Natalie Schwamová Piano
Natalie began playing the piano at the age of six at the City of Prague Music School. Today she is a student of Doc. Fr. Malý at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Natalie is a laureate of many piano competitions both in the Czech Republic and abroad. At the age of 14 she won 2nd place in the International Smetana Competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic, in the senior category (up to 30 years of age). At the age of 15, she became the youngest-ever winner of the Fredyryk Chopin International Piano Competition in Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic.

In 2017 she won a Yamaha Scholarship and reached the final round of the international competition in Aarhus, Denmark. She made her solo conert debut at the age of ten, playing with the Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra in Agentina, and she performed with the same orchestra one year later. She has collaborated with the National University Orchestra in Argentina, the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, the Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava, the Pilsen Philharmonic, and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 she played Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. She has also played solo recitals in Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Argentina, and the USA.

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