Natalia Auli | COL | *1995
Born in Caracas, Natalia Auli started playing the oboe through El Sistema, a program of youth and children’s orchestras in Venezuela. She continued her studies at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory in Caracas and completed her higher education at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon and at the Hochschule für Musik München.
Natalia Auli was awarded the 3rd prize at the Ferlendis International Oboe Competition (2017), the honor mention at the Sony International Oboe Competition in Tokyo (2018) and was a finalist at the Petritoli International Competition (2017). In 2021, she won a 3rd prize ex aequo plus four special prizes at the Geneva Competition, including the Audience Award, the Young Audience Award, the Musicology Student Award, and an international tour of the Marie Huguenin Prize.
In 2014–15, Natalia Auli was a member of the Teresa Carreno Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and performed in Europe in Stockholm, Lisbon, London, Munich, Toulouse, Istanbul, and Milan. With this orchestra, she had the opportunity to work with many renowned conductors such as Dudamel, Rattle or Frubeck de Burgos.
In 2018–19, she worked with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra where she participated in several international tours and recorded a CD of Dmitri Shostakovich’s chamber symphonies.
As a soloist, she has performed with Orchestre Suisse Romande, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ciconia Consort (Netherlands), Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Medellín Philharmonic and others.
In spring 2022, Natalia Auli made her first solo tour of concerts and masterclasses in four South American countries: Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, giving recitals, playing with different orchestras, and performing in important halls such as the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, one of the most prestigious opera theatres in South America.
Natalia is currently a member of the Bordeaux National Opera Orchestra in France and has a busy career performing as a soloist and giving masterclasses around the world.
Foto © Frédéric Abramson
Stand: April 2022