BIO Natasha Farny

Natasha Farny, cello

Natasha Farny has performed as cello soloist with orchestras across the country including the Boston Symphony, and the Buffalo and Abilene Philharmonics. In November 2016, she performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Father Sean Duggan and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and played the Elgar 

Concerto in June 2017 with the National Music Festival. Abroad, Ms. Farny performed in the Czech Republic in 2011, and she toured Brazil, giving concerts of two programs in four capital cities in 2013.  She recently returned to Brazil in August 2016 as a performer and clinician. Her performances with the 

Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble of Varese’s Ecuatorial took place in Amsterdam, London, Paris, and New York City. She has played in New York City at Bargemusic, and on Chicago and Rochester (NY) public radio, as well as at numerous recital series’ across the country.

Ms. Farny began her undergraduate studies in Cello Performance at the Curtis Institute and then completed a B.A. in Humanities at Yale University. After receiving her master’s and doctoral degrees at Eastman and Juilliard, she accepted a fellowship for study at the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig, Germany.  She won two residencies at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute for the summer of 2017. She works with various living composers through collaborations with her Trio ANA, with violist Kimberly Sparr, and through her 2012 award from the American Composers Forum “Encore Grant.”

Ms. Farney is on the faculty at the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia where has been honored with several awards, including grants from the Faculty Student Association, United University Professions, and also received the Hagan Young Scholar Artist Award for outstanding artistic performance. She has been appointed to summer music festivals in Sewanee, TN, Boulder, CO, Anchorage, AK, Chestertown, MD, and Sweden, ME. 

“The [Taubman] movements are designed to put you in the optimum position for every note, which means that once you get past the mechanics, you have more control over the sound of every note.”

TOM LAWTON, Senior Lecturer, University of the Arts