Affectionately known as the ‘Saw Lady’, Natalia has spent two decades bringing the rare art form of playing music on a carpenter’s saw to audiences around the world. She performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, with the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Air Moroccan Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Orchestra, Amor Artis Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with PDQ Bach composer Peter Schickele and with the Little Orchestra Society. November 2007 marked her Carnegie Hall debut as a musical saw soloist and June 2008 marked her Madison Square Garden debut.
Natalia’s goal is not only to preserve the rare art form of playing music on a saw, but to also try and push it forward through the invention of better playing technique, fine-tuning the instrument, educating composers about the possibilities of composing for saw, and bringing the instrument to public awareness. This last part, bringing the instrument into public awareness, she does not only through performances on the legitimate stage/TV/radio but also by bringing the music of the musical saw directly to people where people are – on the street. By performing in the subways and streets around the world she brings the art form to people who might not otherwise be able to encounter it.
Beginning February 28th, Natalia’s interpretation of Dvořák’s New World Symphony can be heard every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, performing with Music Under New York at Times Square, Herald Square, & Union Square subway stations.