Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky is a pianist, poet, and communicator dedicated to the intertwining of words and music through creative mediums. Originally from Chicago, she studied piano performance at The Juilliard School and creative writing at Columbia University in the City of New York and has just obtained her masters and GPD degrees at The Johns Hopkins University/Peabody Institute. She has been a laureate of several major international piano competitions, and has performed across the US and Europe, in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Concert Noble Brussels, and more. In each of her solo piano performances, she combines poems and piano repertoire, creating a rich and surprising artistic journey for her audience.
Natalie is the founder and artistic director of Literary Music Series, a performing arts organization that advocates for the intertwining of art forms through live-streamed weekly performances/discussions and promotes their integration into the way we think and live our lives.
As part of this organization, she champions intimate 19th century salon style performances, and authors a monthly essay series entitled Literary Thoughts.
With a following of over 260k+ on Tiktok, Natalie creates videos championing music, music education, and spoken word. In February 2023, she was featured in her own segment and interviewed on Fox 5 Good Day New York.
Her first poetry collection, “I quiet the world”, was released in August 2020. Her next book will be published in November 2024 from Cider Press Review.