Russian-Australian conductor, Natalia Raspopova, currently works as a freelance guest conductor and concert pianist.
As an active guest conductor, she has enjoyed working with the Monash Academy University Orchestra, Griffith University Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Opera, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, and Sydney University Symphony Orchestra.
In 2013 Natalia was selected to be part of the Symphony Services international Conductor Development Program, which has seen her working with the Tasmanian, Melbourne, Auckland Philharmonic, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestras. Natalia was mentored by internationally renowned conductors such as Christopher Seaman, Johannes Fritzsch, Eckehard Stier and Giordano Bellincampi.
In 2016/2017 Natalia appeared with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Monash University Academy Orchestra, Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra and Opera Queensland, and she was selected to participate in the Southbank BBCCO International Masterclass lead by Marin Alsop and in the 9th International Masterclass lead by David Zinman with Tonhalle Orchester. In 2018 Natalia was awarded the Rockend Berlin New Music Opera Award for Young Australians from the Australian Opera Foundation. That same year she was a recipient of the Brian Stacey Professional Development Award for Conductors.
In 2021/2022 she will appear with Monash Academy University Orchestra, Sydney University Symphony Orchestra and New Zealand Secondary Schools Orchestra.