Natalie Loughran


Chamber Music Connects the World, participant
Kronberg Academy Professional Studies with Tabea Zimmermann, funded by the Lutz Raettig patronage

Born in 1997 in the USA, American violist Natalie Loughran is quickly establishing herself as one of the most versatile young artists of our time. Natalie was awarded First Prize at the 2021 Primrose International Viola Competition, along with the Audience Award, as well as the BIPOC Composer Prize for her arrangement and performance of William Grant Still’s ‘Mother and Child’. She has also appeared as a finalist for the 2020 Young Concert Artist Auditions, and was awarded a special prize for her performance of the Bowen Viola Sonata in C Minor at the Tertis International Viola Competition. Natalie has also been awarded with the William Schuman prize for her outstanding leadership and achievement in music, from the Juilliard School. 

A former member of the Kila Quartet, Natalie is a sensitive and passionate chamber musician. She has appeared on WQXR’s series, ‘Midday Masterpieces’, and has participated in the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, Yellow Barn, as well Kronberg Academy’s "Chamber Music Connects the World". Natalie has collaborated with such renowned chamber musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff and Tabea Zimmermann. 

In addition to solo performance and chamber music, Natalie holds a deep love of the orchestral repertoire, and has worked as principal violist under the batons of Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has performed with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, under Gábor Takács-Nagy; toured internationally with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, directed by Ivan Fischer; and performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.

Natalie earned her B.M. and M.M. in Viola Performance at The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Roger Tapping, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang, where she was a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Natalie plays on a 1976 viola by Sergio Peresson.

Natalie Loughran has been studying at the Kronberg Academy with Tabea Zimmermann since October 2022. Her studies are funded by the Lutz Raettig patronage.

Last updated: February 2024
Wed 1.5. 19:15
Carl Bechstein Saal, Casals Forum

Natalie Loughran - Beloved

Cheng, Loughran, Moreau


  • Natalie Loughran viola


Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Three Romances Op. 94 (arr. viola and piano)
I. Nicht schnell
II. Einfach, innig
III. Nicht schnell 

Stephen Coxe (b. 1966)
Slow Wind (Elegy) for Roger, for Solo Viola 

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Trio for Viola, Cello and Piano in A minor Op. 114
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Andantino grazioso  


Further Participants

Bryan Cheng (cello)
Jeremie Moreau (piano)

The program and concert flyer will be designed individually by the students.

20 €