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Konzerthaus Dortmund
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85
Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra / Nicholas Milton

"Die Solistin des Abends, Natalie Clein, war in Elgars Cellokonzert mehr sinnliche Venus als kämpferische Mars-Frau. An Jacqueline du Pré, die dem Konzert einst zur Blüte verhalf, erinnerte das Spiel der Britin mit dem ausnehmend schönen, zarten, blitzsauberen, elegischen und kultivierten Ton. Das war großartig. Ein Vogellied von Pablo Casals und ein Bach-Satz als Zugabe – die 34-Jährige möchte man gerne mal in einem Kammerkonzert hören."
Julia Gaß, Emsdettener Volkszeitung, 23 November 2011


BBC Chamber Proms, Cadogan Hall, 03 September 2011
Gubaidulina: Canticle of the Sun John Tavener: Popule Meus (WP) Britten Sinfonia / David Hill
"Persuading us of her narrative, even when cello was swapped for eerie flexatone and gong, Clein carried her listeners through Gubaidulina’s sound-forest, offering us beauty and controlled ugliness that flowered in the ears. Coming from the same sound-world as The Protecting Veil, Tavener exploits the vocal quality of the cello, and Clein offered us sighing, singing, lamenting and prayerful exhortation in the charged legato of her lines."
Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk, 03 September 2011


Snape Maltings, 11 August 2011
"An evening of unaccompanied cello music is not necessarily the greatest of attractions but it was perhaps a combination of the reputation of the soloist and a well constructed programme that drew an almost capacity audience to Snape on Friday. Their faith was entirely justified by a recital in which Natalie Clein demonstrated her class, not merely as a fine cellist but as a gifted artist and communicator."
Gareth Jones, East Anglian Daily Times