Natalie Wong and Martin Kuwawi Duo

Natalie Wong and Martin Kuwawi

Natalie began her musical studies at the age of 3. She started playing violin at the age of 7. At the age of 16 she received the ARCT performance diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and majored in violin performance at the University of Toronto. Her list of teachers includes Scott St. John, Annalee Patipatanakoon, and Katharine Rapoport. Natalie also has an extensive background in music theory and composition, having studied with Abigail Richardson and Alexander Rapoport. She is has studied jazz with renowned Indonesian saxophonist Budi Winarto and is continuing on her venture of immersing deep in this genre.

She actively performs in orchestras, chamber music, musical theatres, jazz and pop concerts. She is currently a core member in the tutti first violin section of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and she is the principle second violinist and librarian of the newly formed Summerhill Orchestra.  She has also been playing with Sudbury Symphony, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Opera York, National Academy Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, and many more.

Natalie is very active in musical theatre and has played in shows on violin and other instruments for both classical and contemporary productions.  She has also been active as violinist and vocalist in numerous bands in the past 15 years with a wide spectrum of genres including pop, folk, R&B, jazz, rock and metal, performed in numerous bars, weddings, corporate events and broadcasted television productions, and had appeared in soundtracks and albums.  She is the violinist and lead female vocal in her primary Spanish fusion band, Urban-Gypsy Trio.  She is a singer-songwriter, and also works and performs with fellow singer-songwriters and various groups on both acoustic and electric violin. 

In her spare time Natalie enjoys reading, writing, and playing more music.

Martin is an Indonesian-born, Toronto-based versatile guitarist. He has been playing and teaching professionally for more than a decade. Starting his music career in Indonesia, he decided to move to Canada to study music further. Martin graduated Summa Cum Laude from York University program, where he learned with great musicians such as Lorne Lofsky, Kelly Jefferson, Mike Murley, Roy Patterson, Casey Sokol, Brian Katz, Mike Eisenman among many others.

Martin is actively working as a musician in Toronto. He has recorded and performed diverse musical genres in many different events and venues, including :

     – TD Toronto Jazz Festival

     – Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta-Indonesia

     – Red and White Jazz Festival, Bali-Indonesia

     – Beaches Jazz Festival , Toronto

     – Canadian Music Week

     – Youth Day Toronto

     – IRIE music festival

    – Various venues such as: Poetry Jazz Cafe, Reservoir Lounge, Drake Hotel, The Old Mills Inn, The Carlu, Dundas Square, Mel Lastman Square, etc

Natalie began her musical studies at the age of 3. She started playing violin at the age of 7. At the age of 16 she received the ARCT performance diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and majored in violin performance at the University of Toronto. Her list of teachers includes Scott St. John, Annalee Patipatanakoon, and Katharine Rapoport. Natalie also has an extensive background in music theory and composition, having studied with Abigail Richardson and Alexander Rapoport. She is has studied jazz with renowned Indonesian saxophonist Budi Winarto and is continuing on her venture of immersing deep in this genre.

She actively performs in orchestras, chamber music, musical theatres, jazz and pop concerts. She is currently a core member in the tutti first violin section of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and she is the principle second violinist and librarian of the newly formed Summerhill Orchestra.  She has also been playing with Sudbury Symphony, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Opera York, National Academy Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, and many more.

Natalie is very active in musical theatre and has played in shows on violin and other instruments for both classical and contemporary productions.  She has also been active as violinist and vocalist in numerous bands in the past 15 years with a wide spectrum of genres including pop, folk, R&B, jazz, rock and metal, performed in numerous bars, weddings, corporate events and broadcasted television productions, and had appeared in soundtracks and albums.  She is the violinist and lead female vocal in her primary Spanish fusion band, Urban-Gypsy Trio.  She is a singer-songwriter, and also works and performs with fellow singer-songwriters and various groups on both acoustic and electric violin. 

In her spare time Natalie enjoys reading, writing, and playing more music.

Martin is an Indonesian-born, Toronto-based versatile guitarist. He has been playing and teaching professionally for more than a decade. Starting his music career in Indonesia, he decided to move to Canada to study music further. Martin graduated Summa Cum Laude from York University program, where he learned with great musicians such as Lorne Lofsky, Kelly Jefferson, Mike Murley, Roy Patterson, Casey Sokol, Brian Katz, Mike Eisenman among many others.

Martin is actively working as a musician in Toronto. He has recorded and performed diverse musical genres in many different events and venues, including :

     – TD Toronto Jazz Festival

     – Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta-Indonesia

     – Red and White Jazz Festival, Bali-Indonesia

     – Beaches Jazz Festival , Toronto

     – Canadian Music Week

     – Youth Day Toronto

     – IRIE music festival

    – Various venues such as: Poetry Jazz Cafe, Reservoir Lounge, Drake Hotel, The Old Mills Inn, The Carlu, Dundas Square, Mel Lastman Square, etc

Venue & Time

Aug 26th
Stage in the Round / 1:00pm – 2:00 pm

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