Orchestra member since 15 December 1993
I take special pride in having come from Russia to Serbia, where I knew almost nobody, many years ago and having passed the audition for deputy principal cellist in the BPO.
I am a person who advocates healthy lifestyle, in particular principles of a healthy diet. I am interested in medicinal herbs and I believe that nature has an answer to everything.
Natalya Nezhentseva was born in Russia and graduated violoncello at the Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Music and Theatre, in the class of Prof. Mikhail Kuritsky. While still a student, she was admitted to the Krasnoyarsk State Symphony Orchestra. Since 1992, she has been a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s cello group and, between 1995 and 2012, she was assistant principal of that group. With the Belgrade Philharmonic, Natalya Nezhentseva has had guest appearances in China, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Mexico and Malta. For several years in a row, she was the recipient of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s honorary annual award. She has cooperated with the world’s most famous conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Cristian Mandeal, Alexander Rahbari and others, as well as with soloists such as Maxim Vengerov, Julian Rachlin, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Spivakov, Nikolai Tretyakov, Mischa Maisky, to name a few.
Natalya is active as a member of many chamber ensembles and orchestras, with which she has participated in international festivals at home and abroad, including at BEMUS, BELEF, NOMUS, the European Music Festival in Sofia, Summer Festival in Pančevo, in Kragujevac, Smederevo, Vrnjačka Banja etc. She has made recordings for radio and television and has had notable appearances at the International Review of Composers. She was a member of the Serbian Chamber Orchestra, the Belgrade Opera and the RTS Symphony Orchestra. Natalya has given many concerts throughout the former Yugoslavia and has appeared in all major concert venues in Belgrade.