Natasha Loges

Natasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music, London. Her research interests include concert history, 19th-century performance practices, music and literature, and the life and music of Johannes Brahms.

Natasha’s work has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy and the Scouloudi Foundation. Her books are Brahms and his Poets (2017) and Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall (edited with Katy Hamilton, 2014). The edited books Johannes Brahms in Context (with Katy Hamilton, 2018), Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (with Anja Bunzel, 2019) and German Song Onstage (with Laura Tunbridge) are in preparation.

She has also contributed chapters and articles to Music and Literature in German Romanticism, The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter, and the Cambridge History of Musical Performance; and to Music & LettersNineteenth-Century Music Review and 19th-Century Music.

She has supervised doctoral theses integrating performance-based and theoretical research on topics like Brahms’s vocal chamber music, coaching Schoenberg’s songs, the chamber music of Ferdinand Rebay, the early pianism of Robert Schumann, the piano works of Karl Goldmark (PhD), Chopin’s worded indications in performance and the pianism of Sergei Rachmaninov.

Natasha has performed at such venues as the Holywell Music Room and St John’s Smith Square. She broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 (Record Review and Building and Library), writes reviews for BBC Music Magazine and speaks at many festivals and concerts, particularly the Oxford Lieder Festival. In February 2019, she will give the keynote lecture in the conference The Intellectual Worlds of Johannes Brahms at the University of California.