Nataliya Pshenychna, born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, in a musical family due to her grandmother. She started playing piano at a very early age, and cello, when she was 6 years old. Her mother was her first teacher, also a cellist and a student of M. Rostropovich. As a tradition of her family, and a great destiny of many professional musicians in town, Nataliya went to Kyiv Special Music School for gifted children, and further she graduated from Kyiv Tchaikovsky Conservatory, were she studied with true mentors of the Ukrainian сello school, Vadym Chervov and Olena Chervova. Nataliya placed 1st on many Ukrainian competitions, and she also owns a title of Laureate of New Names of Ukraine and Laureate of Yamaha Foundation of Europe.
Nataliya came to the United States in 2005 to attend Kent/Blossom Music Festival, where she met her future teachers, cellists Keith Robinson and Stephen Geber. She holds her Master in Music degrees from Kyiv Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Kent State University, and Artist in Cello Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music. She was chosen to represent CIM school at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and she was also invited to perform with the New World Symphony organization in Miami, Florida.
Nataliya had the privilege to attend such music festivals as Kent/Blossom Music, Spoleto USA, Tanglewood, National Repertory Orchestra. Nataliya has worked and performed with Kyiv National Opera, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, The Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire Orchestra, Canton and Akron Symphonies, City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Pops. Nataliya’s is currently a Principal Cello with Snowbelt Symphony, and Firelands Symphony Orchestra where she has been performing since 2009.