Natasha Brofsky, cello

Natasha Brofsky, cello

Cellist Natasha Brofsky enjoys a 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 also enjoyed performing as a guest with the Borromeo, Jupiter, Norwegian, Parker, Prazak ,Takács and Ying Quartets. Since 2016 she has been artistic director of Music for Food’s New York chapter, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief.

Upon graduating from the Eastman School with a Performer’s Certificate award, Ms. Brofsky moved to the UK on a Fulbright scholarship. During nearly a decade in Europe she 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 a regular participant at IMS Open Chamber Music in Prussia Cove, England.

Her recording of the late Beethoven Cello Sonatas Opus 102 with pianist Seth Knopp was released in July 2018. Previous solo recordings include the Fantasy Variations of Shulamit Ran and Olav Anton Thommessen’s Concerto for Cello and Winds, The Phantom of Light. She also recorded John Heiss’s 4 Lyric Pieces for flute and cello with the late Fenwick Smith.

A sought-after teacher, Natasha Brofsky serves on the cello faculty of the Juilliard School. Previously a member of the New England Conservatory cello faculty for fourteen years, she also served on the faculty of Barratt-Due Musikk Institutt in Oslo, Norway. She spends her summers at the Yellow Barn Festival in Vermont and the Kneisel Hall Festival in Maine. 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 and online at Recent articles on string playing appeared in The Strad Magazine and on Violin Channel.

She lives in New York City with her husband Roger Tapping and their two daughters, Cordelia and Eleanor.

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