CELLO (RISING TALENT)
Natania Hoffman completed her bachelor’s degree in 2014 with the highest honors, studying with Troels Svane in Lübeck and Gustav Rivinius in Saarbrücken. She received a Master's Degree from the Brussels Conservatory with Jeroen Reuling, and currently studies at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth with Gary Hoffman. As a soloist, Natania has performed with the Orchestre Royale de Chambre de la Wallonie, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, and with the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, among others. She premiered Joel Hoffman’s “sizzle” at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, China, with the Beijing Bamboo Flute Orchestra. Competitions won include first prize in "Giovani Musicisti, Città di Paola," “Città di Cremona” 2016, and she was a prizewinner of international ‘Giovani Musicisti‘-Città di Treviso and “Premio Crescendo” Firenze, in 2013. Natania participated in masterclasses and festivals such as the IMS Open Chamber Music in Prussia Cove, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Music Acadamy of the West, the Encuentro de Santander, and the Kronberg cello masterclasses, studying with Janos Starker, David Geringas, Ralph Kirshbaum, Frans Helmerson, and Natalia Gutman, among others. As a chamber musician, Natania has toured Europe, the USA, China, India, and New Zealand and has held scholarships from “Villa Musica” and “Live Music Now” chamber music programs. She has performed alongside artists such as Augustin Dumay, Joseph Kalichstein, Mihaela Martin, Gilles Apap, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, and Boris Garlitsky, and is currently a member of Trio Agora, who released their first CD February 2017. Her performances have been broadcasted on SWR, Musiq3, and Radio 4. Natania toured Europe with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and was principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. She is grateful to the Baillet Latuor foundation for their generous scholarship for the 2017-2018 season.