Natalia Paruz is reviving the old-time art of playing novelty musical instruments.
She has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, with the
Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra and with PDQ Bach composer Peter Schickele at Lincoln Center's
Avery Fisher Hall.
Television appearances include Good Day New York, Good Morning America, The Vicki Lawrence Show, Fox After Breakfast,
Oddville (MTV), Behind the Music (VH1), Over The Edge (CBS), and others.
Radio performances include NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and WBAI.
Natalia has performed at festivals such as the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, The Utah Arts Festival,
the World Trade Center's Buskers Fair, Queens Farm Museum Agricultural Fair, Ecofest NY, Harmony Day, etc.
Other performances include the Museum of the city of New York, the Coney Island Museum, numerous performances at the
Rainbow Room and concerts around NY, CT, Israel and France.
Ms. Paruz is the recipient of many awards, including a citation of honor from the New York City Council and a medal of
honor from the mayor of the Maisons-Alfort region in Paris, France, and was chosen by Time Out New York for
the Best of New York list.
Ms. Paruz has recorded on Capitol Records, Universal Records and Atlantic Records with such artists as John Hiatt.
Her musical saw can be heard on television commercials for such products as Volvo, Motorola and California cheese.