Natalie Rudoi DaSilva
Symphony in C — Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, and Teaching Artist
Cairn University — Violin Faculty
CSSM since 2008
MM & BMus (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Violinist Natalie Rudoi DaSilva enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber, and orchestral performance. Currently, she holds the position of assistant principal 2nd violin in Symphony in C, under the direction of Stilian Kirov. Natalie frequently performs with the Delaware Symphony and has also appeared as a guest musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vladimir Jurowski, Bramwell Tovey, Christopher Warren-Greene, David Amado, and Rossen Milanov. An avid educator, Natalie is a Teaching Artist for Symphony in C’s Music Education program and also serves on the faculty of the Csehy Summer School of Music and the School of Music at Cairn University.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Natalie began her studies on violin at the age of five. Her primary teachers include Kimberly Fisher (principal 2nd violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra), and Yumi Ninomiya Scott (faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music). Natalie is an alumna of Temple Prep’s Center for Gifted Young Artists where she was a Starling Scholar recipient. She made her solo debut at the age of 15 with the Cairn University Orchestra as first place winner of the Outstanding Young Christian Artists Competition. She was also a two-time finalist in the prestigious Albert M. Greenfield Competition and has appeared as soloist with the Kennett Symphony Orchestra, the Manalapan Battleground Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony in C. Natalie has been featured on Philadelphia’s WRTI-FM Classical and Jazz radio and regularly performs solo recitals throughout the Philadelphia area. As a student at the ENCORE School for Strings and the Philadelphia International Music Festival, she has given many solo and chamber performances and has worked with members of the Cavani String Quartet, the Cleveland Quartet, Zuill Bailey, Bruce Uchimura, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Natalie Rudoi DaSilva completed both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her primary studies were under David Cerone, Linda Cerone, and William Preucil (Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra). Natalie currently performs on a Joseph Gagliano violin, Naples c. 1789.