Credit: Albert Comper

Natalya Bing is a violinist, improviser, composer and Arts-educator based in Queenstown, west coast of Tasmania. 

Originally from the Central Coast NSW, she moved to Hobart in 2016 to pursue a Master of Music degree to research and explore violin improvisation practice in 18th century Western classical music and improvisation practice techniques used in jazz violin playing. She was awarded the Jan Sedivka Scholarship for Strings in 2016 and the D & MV McDonald Scholarship for Strings in 2017 that funded a three-month study with masters at the Royal College of Music in London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

In 2022 she was a recipient of the Arts Tasmania residency grant, funding a one-month residency at All That We Are, TAS to explore improvisational music practices with artist/guitarist collaborator Joshua Santospirito. Together, Bing/Santospirito created an improvised audiovisual performance titled “The Quoll”, commissioned by MonaFoma that premiered at the festival in 2021. They also composed music for the play “A mouthful of C’s” that premiered at MonaFoma in 2023. 

Her freelance career has seen her perform at major festivals around Australia and with many notable musicians from the Australian and international music scenes including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Hartz Trio, Jon English (2008-2012), Josh Groban, Olafur Arnalds, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Gurrumul and Kate Miller-Heidke.

In 2022, she began a fellowship studying baroque violin with Van Diemen’s band artistic director Julia Fredersdorff.