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Violinist Natalie Filipovich presently teaches violin and viola at Winona State University. Prior to moving back home to Minnesota she taught at Centre College, Danville, KY, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, Young Strings Academy, Kalamazoo, MI and the Community School of the Arts in Benton Harbor, MI. Her interests in the physics, physiology, and psychology of string playing coupled with her passion for teaching and mentoring have served to make her a highly effective studio teacher.
Natalie’s performing career has been diverse and well received. While serving as concertmaster of the Winona Symphony Orchestra from 1996 through 2011 she performed as soloist on four occasions, and will solo with the Winona State Symphony Orchestra in the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Natalie has performed in piano trios and string quartets as a member of faculty chamber ensembles at Minnesota State, Moorhead, Eastern Kentucky University, as well as SFASU and WSU, and often performs in violin and cello duo with her favorite collaborator, cellist and husband Paul Vance.
Natalie Filipovich. is an alumna of the New England Conservatory of Music where she received an MM in violin performance and holds a BA in Music, cum laude from Macalester College. Her teachers include Henry Gregorian, Lea Foli, Robert Bloch, Roger Frisch, Nancy Cirillo, Robert Mann, David Martin, Burton Fine, and Benjamin Zander.