Natalia is an award-winning artist. A few years ago, Natalia along with a group of friends won three awards (Critic’s Choice, People’s Choice, and Social Media Award) from the Greek American Foundation’s 24 hour Short Film Festival for their film O Tharraleos. To make deadlines, Natalia had to composed, performed and recorded the score in only 24 hours. As they say, “the rest is history” (see video below). In 2013, Natalia was nominated for a Vancouver Island Music Award – BC Wide Artist of the Year. She is both honored and thankful for this recognition as an artist. As an educator, Natalia has been nominated from the Grammy Music Education Award and CanadianMusic.com Award. Most recently in 2015, she won an Inspiration Award from Close Look TV for her work as an music educator.
Natalia is active on Factor Canada as a jury member. She has also sat on many different panels and festivals as an adjudicator and judge. As well, Natalia often finds herself in her working with artists helping them understand the business side of the music industry – teaching the tricks of the trade from marketing to touring to grant writing. Natalia is also a host on the show Close Look TV on Omni TV.