Conductor Natalie Murray Beale is a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellow #32onestowatch and is being mentored by Esa-Pekka Salonen. She was recently selected by The Dallas Opera for their inaugural Institute for Women Conductors following a worldwide search. Her collaborative and inclusive approach to conducting has thrilled musicians and audiences alike, and has made her a natural fit for Project Instrumental. Murray Beale has performed with the Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park, Spitalfields Festival, Chamber Orchestra of London, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. She has also gained valuable experience as Assistant Conductor at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Festival d’Aix, Wiener Festwochen and Den Nye Opera with the Philharmonia, Bergen Philharmonic, B’Rock Orchestra, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and the Freiburger Barockorchester. Murray Beale enjoys collaborating with contemporary composers. She has conducted the soundtracks to the video game Alien:Isolation (BAFTA nominated) and the British film Robot Overlords and her performances of the new opera, We are Shadows, received a Royal Philharmonic Society award. This year she makes her debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and The Dallas Opera. She will also work with Fuel Theatre and sound artist Melanie Wilson on the development of a new opera and will assist Maestro Salonen on Le Château de Barbe-Bleue / La Voix Humaine for the Opéra National de Paris. Other previous positions include serving on the music staff of Welsh National Opera; as coach at the Royal Opera House, Young Artist Programme; and as Guest Chorus Director of London Symphony Chorus. Murray Beale is also a Professor at the Royal College of Music and Artistic Advisor for Independent Opera.