NATASHA BROFSKY

NATASHA BROFSKY

Cello

Cellist Natasha Brofsky has a busy performing and teaching career which has taken her to China and Europe as well as to many cities in the US. As a member of the renowned Peabody Trio for seventeen years, Ms.Brofsky performed on important chamber music series throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K and was heard on numerous radio broadcasts. Champions of new music as well as the classics, the trio recorded on the New World, CRI, and Artek labels. Ms. Brofsky has performed as guest with numerous ensembles, including the Borromeo, Jupiter, Norwegian, Parker , Prazak ,Takács and Ying Quartets. She recently became artistic director of Music for Food’s New York chapter, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. During nearly a decade in Europe, Ms. Brofsky won the Muriel Taylor cello prize and held principal positions in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra under Iona Brown. She was a member of the Serapion Ensemble and the string trio Opus 3 and was a regular participant at IMS Open Chamber Music in Prussia Cove, England. Ms.Brofsky has recorded the Fantasy Variations of Shulamit Ran as well as Olav Anton Thommessen’s Concerto for Cello and Winds.

A sought-after teacher, Natasha Brofsky serves on the cello faculties of New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School. Since 2001, she has been on the faculty at the Yellow Barn Festival in Vermont and she was previously on the faculty of the Barratt-Due Musikk Institutt in Oslo, Norway. Her teaching appears online on CelloBello and she has been interviewed on string playing for The Strad Magazine and Violin Channel. Ms. Brofsky has given master classes at many colleges and conservatories in the US and abroad, including for El Sistema in Venezuela as well as at Oberlin Conservatory, The Eastman School, Mannes College and the Shanghai Conservatory and Middle School.