Podcast “The Extra Half” :
Natania Hoffman recently completed an Artist Diploma the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the guidance of Gary Hoffman.
As a soloist, Natania premiered Joel Hoffman’s “sizzle” in Beijing, China, alongside her brother, Benjamin, performed with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Lakeland Civic Orchestra, among others.
An avid chamber musician, Natania toured Europe, the USA, China, New Zealand, and India, alongside artists such as Gary Hoffman, Augustin Dumay, Joseph Kalichstein, Gilles Apap, Mihaela Martin, and Boris Garlitsky. Additionally, she has participated in festivals such as the Ravinia Steans Institute of Music, the Encuentro de Santander, and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove.
She is a member of Trio Agora, with whom she has performed across Europe, and with whom she released a first CD, “Youth,” in 2017. Trio Agora was the first prize winner of the 2018 Anton Rubinstein competition in Düsseldorf, Germany, and released a second CD, “Connecting Identities,” with Odradek Records in November 2020.
She has toured Europe with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, is a guest leader of CASCO Phil, and has collaborated with the YES Camerata in Belgium.
Additionally, she has participated in many interdisciplinary projects, such as the chamber opera premieres of Unknown, I live with you (The Airport Society, Krystian Lada, Katarina Glowica) and Das Knabenherz von Pyrmont (Pyrmonter Salon, Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade, Vladimir Genin). She also participated in the premiere of “mon corps voyageur” (Thalielab, Nathalie Guiot, Véronique Caye) and is co-founder and host of the podcast “the Extra Half.”
She performs on a J. B. Vuillaume cello, dated ca. 1860, generously on loan from the Ravinia Steans Institute.