Natalie Loughran

Natalie Loughran, viola (Philadelphia, PA), is pursuing her M.M. at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Roger Tapping and Misha Amory, where she is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. She appeared as a finalist for the 2020 Young Concert Artist International Auditions and semifinalist at the Tertis International Viola Competition, where she was awarded a special prize for her performance of the Bowen Viola Sonata in C Minor. She is a member of the Kila Quartet, also coached by Roger Tapping, as part of the Honors Program at Juilliard. The Quartet has participated in the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop, and the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, where they studied and performed with Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Mark Steinberg, Joel Krosnick, and Roger Tapping. The Kila Quartet has appeared on WQXR’s series, ‘Midday Masterpieces’, and have been active participants in community engagement projects. Natalie has also performed extensively with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, as well as the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, directed by Gábor Takács-Nagy. Natalie currently holds an apprenticeship position with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, which tours internationally under the baton of Ivan Fischer.