Natalie Pilla is quickly establishing herself as a versatile chamber, solo and orchestral musician. She has performed under the batons of Alan Gilbert, Otto-Werner Mueller, Yves Abel, Joseph Colaneri, Naoto Otomo, Rosen Milanov, Peter Nero and Christoph Eschenbach.
Under the direction of David Hayes and in collaboration with the Philadelphia Singers, Natalie has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. She has also performed at Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Concent Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall and on BargeMusic. Natalie is a member of the Chelsea Symphony where she also performs as a soloist. She has played with Symphony in C and the Philly Pops Orchestra.
Natalie received her Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music in NYC where she studied bassoon with Patricia Rogers. Her other principal teachers include Daniel Matsukawa, David Sogg and Shirley Curtiss. Natalie has a BS in Music Therapy from Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music. She is a board certified music therapist and has been a teaching artist in 92nd Street Y’s Musical Introduction Series program since 2007.