Natalie is an accomplished music director, pianist, rep coach, and arranger. She is also an experienced keyboard programmer and skilled sight-reader and works with various theatre companies and groups around London and Bedfordshire.
Her skills as an instrumentalist span over all orchestral families, meaning that she naturally orchestrates with a deep understanding of each instrument, tailoring parts for instrumentalists and creating the best sound out of an ensemble.
Credits as MD include:
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) (Bridewell Theatre), Rapunzel (Bedford Corn Exchange), Songs For A New World (Drayton Arms Theatre), Hall of Mirrors (Network Theatre, London), From Here To Eternity (also orchestrator of 2018 revised production, Bloomsbury Theatre), Ordinary Days (Camden People's Theatre), RENT (RADA Studios), Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (Charity benefit), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Bloomsbury Studio), Antigone (Shaw Theatre), Murder Ballad, Disney's High School Musical, We Will Rock You, The Rocky Horror Show (University College London)
Credits as AMD include:
Chicago (The Place Theatre Bedford), Paperboy (British Youth Musical Theatre, Lyric Theatre Belfast), Into the Woods (Auditorium Intercomunale Primiero), Sister Act (Auditorium Intercomunale Primiero)
"The band under the direction of Natalie Pound on keyboard were a top notch powerhouse of a unit" — NODA (Rapunzel)
"Credits go to the show’s musical director Natalie Pound for putting together such a professional sound that never misses a beat." — PI Media (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
"...praise must go to music director Natalie Pound for coaching such dynamic performances. … The performers, including the indomitable Natalie Pound on keys, showed great stamina without dropping the emotion for a second." — SAVAGE Journal (Ordinary Days)
"Natalie Pound’s confident piano playing underscores the pieces without being intrusive and are perfectly timed" — Sardines Magazine (Musical of Musicals)