Benise - PBS 2018
Natasha Ratz is a classically trained Violinist, born in Vancouver Canada. She began her training with the Royal Conservatory of Music at a young age performing as 1st violinist with the Semiahmoo Strings Orchestra as she grew older. She attended TWU University in her early 20's, studying for her BA in music while performing as 1st violinist with the TWU orchestra.
After University, Natasha branched out to work with world music musicians, composers, cirque de la symphonie, Djs, dancers, and cover bands around the world.
After performing in countless clubs, festivals, and theatres around Canada, she left for Australia in 2012 where she continued to perform with Djs for festivals, boat parties, and nightclubs. She joined Pandora’s Heat, an all girl band, and they were later signed to InBed Productions.
2014 - 2016 she became an artist with El-live Productions, where she performed at 5 star hotels, 6 nights a week across Asia with a 7 piece international cover band, touring Beijing, Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Since 2016, Natasha is now the feature violinist for Emmy award winning classical guitarist Benise and his dance troupe. In Sept of 2017 they filmed for PBS directed by cinematographer Nigel Dick, and Vance Burberry, and choreographed by Alex Magno. The show aired June 2018.
Natasha toured alongside 3 time Grammy nominated guitarist and composer David Arkenstone and his band. They took the stage at the end of their tour with Cirque de la Symphonie in Dec 2016 in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Natasha currently resides in Phoenix AZ, performing locally and continues to tour with Benise Nationally and Internationally throughout the year.
Bird's Nest, Phoenix Open - Performing with KYGO - Feb 1st
The Lincoln Center - Fort Collins, CO - April 18th
Gainey Village- Paradise Valley, AZ - Dec 5th
Sandals Resort - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Nov 19th
Benise - Fuego West Coat Tour USA - 2019
Phoenix Orpheum - Phoenix, AZ - Sept 20th 2019
Kiva Audidorium - Albaquerque, NM - Sept 21st 2019
Bob Hope Theater - Stockton, CA - Sept 27th 2019
Palace Of The Fine Arts - San Fransisco, CA - Sept 28th 2019
Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA - Sept 29th 2019
Tower Theatre - Fresno, CA - Oct 4th 2019
Heritage Theatre - Campbell, CA - Oct 5th 2019
RP Funding Centre - Lakeland, FL - Oct 9th 2019
The Centre - Coral Springs, FL - Oct 10th 2019
Mahaffey Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL - Oct 11th 2019
Miami Dade Auditorium - Miami, FL - Oct 12th 2019
Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL - Oct 13th 2019
Pioneer Centre - Reno, NV - Oct 19th 2019
Balboa Theatre -San Diego, CA - Oct 26th 2019
Civic Centre Plaza - Thousand Oaks, CA - Nov 8th 2019
Cerritos Centre - Cerritos, CA - Nov 9th 2019
Lobero Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA - Nov 10th 2019
Benise - Fuego East Coast Tour USA 2019
Barbara Mann Theatre - Fort Myers, FL Feb 28th 2019
Sunrise Theatre - Fort Pierce, FL - March 1st 2019
Coral Springs Center - Coral Springs, FL - March 2nd 2019
Holloran Cetre - Memphis, TN -March 16th 2019
Lincoln Theatre - Columbus OH, March 18th 2019.
Parkland Music Hall, Warren OH, March 19th 2019
University Schaeffer Auditorium - Kutztown PA, March 21st 2019
Community Arts Center- Williamsport, PA, March 22nd 2019
Stadium Theatre, Woonsocket, RI, March 23rd 2019
Larcom Theater , Beverly, MA - Boston, March 24th 2019
Bergen PAC, Englewood NJ , March 27th, 2019
Patchogue PAC, Long Island, NY - March 28th 2019
Benise - Fuego PBS Tour 2018 - USA, China, Europe- Feature Violinist
Aneheim, CA - The Grove of Anthem - Friday, Sept 21st 2018
San Fransico - Palace Of Fine Arts 2pm & 7:30pm - Saturday, Sept 22nd 2018
Redding, Ca - Redding Civic - Sunday, Sept 23rd 2018
Fresno, CA - Tower Theater - Wednesday, Sept 26th 2018
Stockton, CA - Bob Hope Theater - Thursday Sept 27th 2018
Thousand Oaks, CA - Civic Arts Plaza - Friday Sept 28th
Campbell, CA - Heritage Theater - 2pm & 7:30pm - Saturday Sept 29th 2018
Sacramento, CA - The Crest Theater - Sunday - Sept 30th 2018
Tuscon, AZ - Fox Theater - Tuesday Oct 2nd 2018
Alto, NM - Spencer Theater - Wednesday Oct 3rd 2018
Cheyenne, WO - Cheyenne Civic Center - Friday Oct 5th 2018
Alburquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium - Saturday Oct 6th 2018
Phoenix, AZ - The Orpheum Theater - Sunday Oct 7th 2018 2@pm
St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater - Friday Oct 12th 2018
Miami, FL - Miami Dade Auditorium - Saturday Oct 13th 2018
China Tour - Oct 24th - Nov 18th 2018
Circul Metropolis - Bucharest, Romania Nov 20th - 25th 2018
Benise Fuego East Coast Tour, Florida 2018
Pembroke Pines, FL - The Great Hall - Feb 2nd 2018
Boca Raton, FL - World Performing Arts Center - Feb 3rd 2018
Boca Raton FL - World Performing Arts Center - Feb 4th 2018
Bremerton, WA - Admiral Theater - April 6th 2018