Natasha Meadow AKA Nataliya Medvedovskaya is an award-winning professional composer who writes in a wide range of many different genres, songwriter, and a concert pianist. Her compositions are hailed as “significant, amazing, dramatic” (LA Times). A graduate of the St.Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, with a double major in composition and piano performance, she moved to New York City in 2003.
Natasha won FIRST PRIZE as a classical composer from the International Gartow Foundation Competition ( St.Petersburg, Russia, 1995); Second Prize from the “Golden Channukia” International Competition (Berlin, Germany, 2005); “Best Classical Composition”, “Best Classical Artist”, “Best Instrumental Artist”, and “Best Easy Listening Song” from Indie Music Channel in Hollywood, 2015; Honor Award at the 2006 Great American Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 14th BILLBOARD Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 11th Unisong International Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 2007 “Song of the Year” International Song Contest, Directors Award at the 2012 Paramount Group Nashville International Song & Lyric Writing Competition, and an ASCAP Plus Award. She was a finalist at the “American Songwriter Magazine”s Lyric Writing Contest.
Natasha has many achievements under her belt as a classical contemporary composer. Her String Quartet # 1 (which she composed at the age of 18) has been performed by the famous SAINT PETERSBURG STRING QUARTET since the early nineties in a number of U.S. cities to honorable acclaim in LA Times, Washington Post, Charleston Daily Mail, St. Paul Edition and Kalamazoo Gazette. It was broadcast by WQXR internationally, performed at Mohawk Trial Concerts (2006), Summer Mountain Festival( 2005), Edinburgh Festival of Art, Music, and Animation (Scotland, 1997), in Yale University, Merkin Hall and Bargemusic. Her String Quartet # 2 was premiered at the Chamber Music America Conference (New York City, 2007), Albuquerque Music Festival (New Mexico, 2007) and at the Museum of Fine Arts (Florida, 2007).
Her cinematic “First Snow” for oboe, bassoon, violin and piano was performed at the Wall to Wall Behind the Wall International Festival (Symphony Space, NY, 2010), at An Die Music Series (MD, 2009), and was broadcast by “Classical Music Discovery” radiostation (2015). In 2004 she composed and recorded two chamber soundtracks for the American Film “I Will Avenge You, Iago!”.
As a concert pianist of high regard, Natasha won an Honorable Award at the Young Virtuosi International Piano Competition (Chechia, 1989). Her CD of Rachmaninoff songs for mezzo-soprano and piano were issued by Mapleshade Records in 2006. She has been playing both her own music and music of other composers in Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Steinway Hall, Bechstein Pianos, Symphony Space, Austrian Cultural Forum, Liederkranz Concert Hall, Di Menna Center, and other venues. Her performances were favorably reviewed at www.nyconcertreview.com and in New York Stringer Magazine.
As a songwriter, she performs at various Singer/Songwriter Showcases and Festivals including Make Music New York Annual Festival, Songsalive Showcases, Independent Music Conference (MA, 2011), Singer/Songwriter Cape May Conference (NJ, 2010).
Natasha recently played a show of her songs in the world-famous WHISKY A GO-GO where she was invited to be an opening act for Tracii Guns from LA Guns.
Natasha recently got into the top 20 on the “Women of Substance” Radio Podcast. Her songs have been featured at imradio.com, on the Eartaster Sampler 4, and the Noizepunk & Krooner Shows at kalvos.org. Her single, “Inside Out” song has been included into “Hot Tails In The City” Free Lap Dances, Vol.3 Compilation CD. Her “Miracles” song co-written with Catherine Sarah Manna was selected for a promotional Compilation CD for syncit.tv. Natasha was the only one who was chosen among hundreds of applicants to get a review of her songs with Radian Records.