UK tour with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra
"Natalie Clein’s riveting account of Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto, a masterly performance characterised by understatement, aphorism and style."
Michael Tumelty, The Herald ****
"It’s a special thing to have Shostakovich’s caustic first cello concerto played with uncommon lyricism by the marvellous Natalie Clein, who brought an unusual sense of smoothness to the outer movements, with an unsettling keening sound to the lament of the second movement. The cadenza was extraordinary, Clein playing as though the cello was an extension of her own body, and almost as arresting was the ghostly sound she achieved at the very top of her register at the end of the Moderato."
Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International