Natalia Korsak is a mandolinist and domrist. Her practice of these two plucked string instruments allows her to put her sensitivity and virtuosity at the service of the Slavic repertoire, as well as the classical and contemporary repertoires.

 

Born in Polotsk in 1983, she studied in Nikolai Maretzki's domra class at the Minsk Academy of Music, from which she graduated in 2007. She won first prizes in several International Mandolin and Domra Competitions: Osaka (Japan/2005), Minsk (Belarus/2007), Vissani (Greece/2007), Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg/2011).

 

His concerts with the domrist Alexander Tsygankov, the balalaikist Andreï Gorbachev, the guitarists Roland Dyens and Evgueny Gridushko, the pianists Jonas Vitaud and Denys Matsuev, or the accordionist Richard Galliano lead him to perform in many festivals in Poland, Russia, Estonia, Spain, Germany, France, United States, Japan...

 

She is also a member of the Ensemble C Barré (contemporary creation), and of the Duo Korsak-Collet (mandolin/guitar and domra/guitar), with whom she has recorded several albums:

Nébuleuse (2019), devoted to transcriptions of 20th century French music (Messiaen, Dutilleux, Ravel...) and Echos (2020), a collection of Russian music for domra and guitar.

 

She also collaborates with numerous ensembles: Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Orchestre d'Auvergne, Soloists of the Orchestre de Radio-France, Stringendo Orchestra, National Orchestra of the Belarusian Radio, Ensemble Expressia of Minsk, and composers (dedicatee of works by Efrem Podgaits, Nikita Koshkin, Vincent Beer-Demander...).

 

After having worked for a decade as a soloist at the National Philharmonic of Belarus and as a domra professor at the Higher Academy of Music in Minsk, Natalia Korsak has been residing in France since 2017.  She is involved in various pedagogical projects, the direction of the Regional Plectrum Ensemble of Burgundy (inter-regional amateur orchestra), and is a member of the National Plectrum Commission of the CMF.