Viola

Natascha Sprzagala

Member since 2004

Biography

Natascha Sprzagala grew up in Melbourne. She started playing the violin at the age of seven and discovered her special passion for the viola a few years later.

After finishing school, she went on to graduate from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Planning and Design (urban planning), studying simultaneously at the Faculty of Music. Immediately afterwards, Natascha decided to study music at the Lucerne School of Music, where she obtained a Teaching Diploma with Gunars Larsens. She then completed her performance training with Karen Opgenorth, attaining a Concert Diploma with distinction.

As a substitute in Philharmonia Zurich, she gained formative musical experience from conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Franz Welser-Möst and Nello Santi. Courses in historical performance practice with baroque specialist Gerhart Darmstadt and frequent engagements as a member of the baroque ensemble “La Scintilla” under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Marc Minkowski complement her career path.

 

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