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American cellist Natasha Farny performs as a soloist and chamber musician. Her playing has been described with the terms “beauty and strength” (Buffalo News), “eloquence” (Sunday Post-Journal) and “music … with dozens of subtle flavors” (WNED public radio). Recent sonata recitals include appearances in several coastal capitals of Brazil, the Czech Republic, Chicago, Florida, New York City, and Washington State, and concerto performances of works by Schumann, Haydn and Martinů.
Natasha Farny has appeared with the Boston Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Abilene Philharmonic, and the Greeley Symphony Orchestra, as well as regional orchestras in Fredonia and Orchard Park, NY and Erie, PA. As a new music player, Natasha Farny works actively with living composers through her trio ANA, a soprano-cello-piano collaboration. She was the recipient of an Encore Grant from the American Composer’s Forum in 2010 with resulting performances that included concerts in Buffalo and at New York City’s Bargemusic series.
After pursuing undergraduate studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale University, Natasha Farny earned a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Juilliard School. After her studies at Juilliard, she spent a year in Leipzig, Germany studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,” under a fully-funded stipend from Citibank. Natasha Farny is Associate Professor of Cello at the School of Music at SUNY Fredonia.