Natalia Lomeiko

Natalia Lomeiko

Born into a family of musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia, Natalia has established herself internationally as a versatile performing artist. Having won numerous prizes in Tibor Varga, Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Stradivari International Violin competitions; in the year 2000 she received the Gold Medal and the 1st Prize in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (Genoa, Italy) and the 1st prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2003.

Natalia studied at the Specialist Music School in Novosibirsk with Prof. A. Gvozdev, at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England with Lord Menuhin and Prof. N. Boyarskaya, at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Hu Kun and currently lives in London.

Since her debut with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra at the age of seven, Natalia performed as a soloist with many orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lord Menuhin, the Philharmonia, the Singapore Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Christchurch Symphony, the Tokyo Royal Philharmonic, the New European Strings, the Moscow State Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, St.Petersburg Radio Symphony, the Nice Philharmonic, the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic among many others.

Natalia has collaborated with such distinguished conductors as the late Lord Menuhin, Lionel Bringuier, Werner Andreas Albert, Matthias Bamert, Arvo Volmer, Olari Elts, Sir William Southgate, Vladimir Verbitsky, Christian Knapp, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Eckehard Stier, Mikhail Gerts, Valery Poliansky, Pavel Kogan, Yuri Simonov, Vladimir Ashkenazy and many others.

Her recital in Cremona on Paganini’s violin was recorded live on FONE and released in 2003. Her CD of French Sonatas with pianist Olga Sitkovetsky has been released on Trust Records in 2004; the Strad described it “… a stunning recital”. Her CD with husband violinist/violist Yuri Zhislin was released in 2011 on NAXOS. Her CD of Prokofiev’s music on ATOLL label has been released in 2013 and met with 5 star reviews. In 2018 Natalia recorded the Mendelssohn Octet with Maxim Vengerov and soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic. June 2019 saw a release of Trios by Brahms, Bruch and Schubert with Ivan Martin and Yuri Zhislin on Orchid Classics label.

Natalia has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many prestigious venues, such as the Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Kings Place, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Buckingham Palace, the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. She has performed chamber music with such distinguished musicians as Maxim Vengerov, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, the late Boris Pergamenschikov, Tabea Zimmerman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Schlomo Mintz, Daishin Kashimoto, Natalie Clein, Nicholas Daniel, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Claudio Bohorquez and many others. She has appeared on numerous Radio and TV broadcasts.

Natalia Lomeiko has been appointed a Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in London in 2010 and at Eton College in 2017. Natalia appeared as Guest Concertmaster of Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and was Concertmaster of Oxford Philharmonic from 2011-2022 at the University of Oxford.