Dr. Natasha Farny, D.M.A.
D.M.A., The Juilliard School
I am a cellist and teacher. I received degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music (Dipl.), Yale University (B.A. Humanities), Eastman School of Music (M.M., Perf. Certificate) and The Juilliard School (D.M.A). I currently perform with several chamber music groups, play as a soloist, and give masterclasses. In the summer, I teach at the Sewanee (TN) Summer Music Festival, the Brancaleoni (Italy) International Music Festival, and the Fredonia String Camp.
My main focus is teaching upper level cello lessons, studio and technique classes, however I also enjoy coaching chamber music to small groups and teaching younger advanced pupils.
My CD of French cello music, with pianist Jitka Frankova, was released on the Centaur Label in January 2020. I have studied in depth the music of Kaija Saariaho, Beethoven, and performed throughout Europe on the rare Theremin Cello. Newer interests include deepening my knowledge and teaching ability of Baroque style and embellishment, and expanding the general public's awareness of women composers. Along with Professor Eliran Avni, I have recently launched the Ekstasis Duo which performs music for cello and piano. www.ekstasisduo.com