Downtown Live Series: Nathalie Barret-mas
W New York – Downtown
8 Albany Street
About The Event:
W New York – Downtown is ignited to host musician, Natalie Barret-Mas in the Downtown Live Series.
Every 2nd Thursday/month, W New York – Downtown welcomes an upcoming artist in the music world to perform in the Living Room Bar + Terrerace. Sip daily specials from 5-8pm. RSVP is complimentary.
ABOUT THE MUSICIAN
Natalie is a violinist and vocalist from Reunion Island, a French state in the Indian Ocean.
She envisions music as a language, where genres become different lexical fields to build deeper self-expression. Raised by a Spanish mother and Reunioneese father, Natie grew up surrounded by music ranging from that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Lakshminarayana Subramaniam—the acclaimed Indian violinist—in the home. The cultural diversity of the island remains a key component in her artistic development.
Natie began playing the violin at the age of 6 at the Conservatory of music of Reunion, where she pursued classical studies. Through her father, a jazz musician, she was introduced to the world of improvisation and fusion from a young age. At 18, Natie moved to Australia and completed a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since relocating to New York City, Barret-Mas has collaborated with bands and artists of a broad spectrum including Beyoncé, Kennedy Administration, The Sketchy Orkestra, and Orchestra Holistic. She is currently on tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z for OTR II.