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Manchester Bridgewater Hall, 05 December 2002 
Lutoslwaski: Cello Concerto Hallé Orchestra/Heinrich Schiff

“With an admirable directness and grave dignity, Clein demonstrated the lyricism on which she's building a solid reputation, her instrument blossoming into a rich burnished voice - the audience was mesmerised.” 
Lynne Walker, The Independent, 11 December 2002


Royal Festival Hall, 08 October 2002 
Elgar: Cello Concerto Philharmonia Orchestra / Paul Daniel

“In Natalie Clein, the 25 year old antidote to the 35 year old fetishisation of Jaqueline Du Pré as the sole model for female British cellists, Daniel had the perfect partner to strip the impasto of mawkish sentimentality from Elgar. Clein’s grave, thoughtful approach – more a question than a bravura statement – could scarcely be more different to Du Pré’s iconic interpretation; introducing the first subject as a muted, private improvisation, maintaining and increasing tension though the Allegro Molto and weaving an attenuated Adagio of impeccable restraint with achingly sweet gradations of diminuendi.” 
Anna Picard, The Independent, 13 October 2002


Wigmore Hall, June 2002
Recital with Itamar Golan

“They had all the freedom and flexibility and all the rigorous virtuosity required. Two unaccompanied works from the 1940s completed the programme, and allowed Clein to show her mettle. Never shy of attacking the notes, she also had control in steering the music to the quiet eloquence of its close.” 
John Allison, The Times, 24 June 2002