California native, Natalie Hagwood, was born into a musical family that nurtured her curiosity for numerous genres resulting in the multi-style cellist and singer that she has become. She is currently a member of Dear Darling, a folk trio known for its “harmonies tight enough that these three could be sisters.” While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in cello performance at the University of Nevada Reno, she attended the Next Festival of Emerging Artists, the Montecito International Music Festival, and toured Germany with the Helmuth Rilling Weimar Bach Academy. In Seattle, WA, she won the University of Washington Concerto Competition, soloing with the UW Symphony in 2018. In 2019, she performed with the piano-cello duo, Duo Libra, and LA Phil Concertmaster, Martin Chalifour and held benefit concerts raising funds for the Paradise Campfire victims. Currently based in Sacramento, CA, Natalie enjoys teaching cello lessons, song-writing, recording, and playing in multi-style bands.