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- Viola (BA) – New York City: The Juilliard School – Roger Tapping (2016-2020)
- Viola (MA) – New York City: The Juilliard School – Roger Tapping and Misha Amory (2020-2022)
- Professional Studies – Kronberg Academy – Tabea Zimmermann ( since 2022-)
chamber musician, soloist
Twenty-five year old American violist Natalie Loughran is quickly establishing herself as one of the most versatile young artists of our time. Natalie was awarded First Prize at the 2021 Primrose International Viola Competition, along with the Audience Award, as well as the BIPOC Composer Prize for her arrangement and performance of William Grant Still’s ‘Mother and Child’. She has also appeared as a finalist for the 2020 Young Concert Artist Auditions, and was awarded a special prize for her performance of the Bowen Viola Sonata in C Minor at the Tertis International Viola Competition.
Natalie has also been awarded with the William Schuman prize for her outstanding leadership and achievement in music, from the Juilliard School. A former member of the Kila Quartet, Natalie is a sensitive and passionate chamber musician. She has appeared on WQXR’s series, ‘Midday Masterpieces’, and has performed extensively at Marlboro, Yellow Barn, The Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop, Robert Mann’s String Quartet Institute, and Kronberg’s Chamber Music Connects the World.
Natalie has performed with renowned musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Gidon Kremer, Mitsuko Uchida, Christian Tetzlaff, Tabea Zimmermann, and Nobuko Imai and the Doric Quartet. Natalie earned her B.M. and M.M. in Viola Performance at The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Roger Tapping, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang, where she was a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Natalie is currently pursuing her professional studies diploma at the Kronberg Academy with Tabea Zimmermann.