Violinist Natasha Makhijani holds a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music. Her principle teachers include Bettina Mussumeli, Zvi Zeitlin, and Charles Castleman. Natasha has appeared as concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of numerous orchestras, including those of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the Eastern and Las Vegas Music Festivals. She appeared as assistant concertmaster and soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra and while at Eastman she was invited to be a member of the Graduate Chamber Music Society.
Currently residing in San Francisco, Natasha is in demand throughout the Bay Area as a performer and a teacher. She is the Associate Concertmaster of the Oakland Symphony, a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Magik Magik Orchestra, and has performed with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera.
Equally dedicated to teaching as she is to performing, Natasha has held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music and the San Domenico School Conservatory, and is on currently on the faculty of The Crowden Music Center and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Pre-College Division. She has also recently picked up the baton, as a member of the conducting staff of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.