Natalia Mann

Natalia Mann is widely acclaimed for her creative and contemporary style of harp playing, and works internationally as performer, composer, collaborator, and recording artist.

Natalia began studying classical music at the age of four, her primary instruments being harp and piano. Her main harp teachers were Carolyn Mills and later Xanya Mamunya, with whom she obtained her degree in classical music perfomance at the Victorian College of the Arts (Australia). 

At 16 she began performing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, various new music ensembles, and in a number of opera, ballet, and theatre events, but her creative curiosity soon led her to explore other forms of music, where she realised her passion for improvisation. After taking up residency in Melbourne (Australia) in 1996, she immersed herself in the vibrant international folk and roots music scene there. She collaborated with various artists in meditation music, pop, jazz, hip hop, lounge, experimental, and other contemporary and abstract styles, celebrating her Pacific Island heritage in the process.

Her Rattle debut was with the acclaimed and very successful Pasif.Ist in 2011, and in 2017 she and multi-instrumentalist David Long released what would transpire to be the last recording of Richard Nunns, the unique and deeply beautiful, Utterance.