Pianist and composer Natalie Tenenbaum has appeared as a soloist and with orchestras in Israel, Europe, Asia and the U.S., performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Korea’s National Theater, Jerusalem Music Center, the Kennedy Center and Berlin’s Konzerthaus.
An avid performer of new music, Tenenbaum premiered Tomer Addadi’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” in 2011 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, and recently gave what The New York Times described as a “sparkling performance” of Jason Eckardt’s piano concerto, “Trespass”, with EMP.
Tenenbaum premiered her own compositions at Carnegie Hall, Harvard University, Merkin Hall, The National Arts Gallery in New York City, at Juilliard’s Paul Hall, and in Israel. She is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation as well as the Ronen Foundation.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Tenenbaum studied piano with Prof. Julian Martin. She is currently pursuing a master of music degree in composition with Distinguished Professor Tania Leon at CUNY, as well as with the renowned teacher of “Real Time Composition”, Opher Brayer. As of 2011, Tenenbaum has been a member of the BMI Lehman-Engel Workshop as a composer where she received the 2012 Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement.
Currently residing in New York City, Tenenbaum is also an active jazz/improvisation artist, and has appeared in solo sets as well as with other artists at the Blue Note, Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, the Highline Ballroom, and working on her first record.