Natalie Koh

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Violin Performance, 2020
DePaul University School of Music, Master in Music (Violin Performance), expected graduation year 2023

Schmitt Music Chair

Natalie is a Singaporean violinist and was the recipient of the Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award and the National University of Singapore Society Medal for Outstanding Achievement in 2020. Apart from playing in orchestras such as the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and Metropolitian Festival Orchestra (Singapore), Natalie is passionate about music education and inclusion, which led her to co-find and co-direct Music for All, Music with All.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I do like yoga and I am currently training to be a yoga instructor!

Name three of your favorite composers:
Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Johannes Brahms

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
I recently started cooking!

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I am looking forward to playing lots of orchestral music (I love orchestral music!) alongside people who have the same passion and drive as I do. I am also new to the States so I am looking forward to getting to know people!