Today’s Honoree is Natalia Paruz

“Natalia is a wonderful artist, absolutely!…”, “Natalia, the saw-lady whom
I adore…”these were among the accolades bestowed upon Natalia by Good Day New York‘s Lynn Brown and Bobby Rivers during a performance by Natalia on this popular early morning NY news and variety TV program. Natalia is no
stranger to TV, however. She has been delighting audiences the world over with
her unique sonic and visual performances as well as her vivacious and humorous
interviews on such acclaimed television programs as Fox After Breakfast,
The Vicki Lawrence Show, Oddville MTV, Good Morning America, Tool
Box (History Channel), Over the Edge CBS and Biggers & Summers on the
Lifetime channel.

Radio audiences have become acquainted with her angelic
singing saw through her repeated broadcasts on NPR’s ‘A Prairie Home
, WBAI 99.5FM
, XM Satellite Radio, WPKN 89.5FM and WFMU

Natalia’s unique talent of playing classical, ragtime and show-tunes
on ‘strange’ instruments has sparked great public interest in this dynamic
performer’s revival of vaudeville style acts. She has performed with the
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta,
with the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by maestro Paul
Dunkel, the Royal Air Moroccan Symphony Orchestra, at Lincoln Center’s
Avery Fisher Hall with both PDQ Bach composer Peter Schickele and
with the Little Orchestra Society conducted by maestro Dino Anagnost and
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. Natalia was chosen to
open the official Liberty Bell ceremony in Philadelphia when this American
symbol was moved to its new home.

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. Natalia’s saw playing won her a medal of honor from the mayor of the Maisons-Alfort region in Paris, France, a citation of honor from the New York City Council, and she was also chosen by both ‘Time Out Magazine’ and the ‘Village Voice’ for the ‘Best of New York’ lists.

As Natalia is one of today’s foremost celebrated musical saw players, she was chosen to be a judge at the International Musical Saw Competition in Paris, France.

Natalia 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, Optimum-on-line and California cheese. she can be
seen in the movie ‘Dummy’ with Oscar winning Adrian Brody and be heard
on soundtracks of movies such as ‘El Carnaval Sodoma’ and ‘American

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