Kayson Brown

Natalie Browning is a multifaceted cellist and chamber musician. She made her solo debut at age 22 with the Vidin State Sinfonietta in Bulgaria, and has performed as a guest with the Sinfonietta Polonia on their tour of the Greater Poland Area. She was the featured cellist for the world premiere of pre-Broadway musical “Fly More Than You Fall,” starring Sony- and Paradigm Talent Agency-signed artist Lexi Walker, and she was the featured soloist for the United States premiere of Mongolian Boots, II: Steeds at the 2020 ACDA Western Division Conference.

She has performed with a variety of groups and musicians, including the Solstice Singers, Utah Valley University’s jazz band and percussion ensemble, and the Brigham Young University Opera. She has adjudicated at the Salt Lake City Suzuki Cello Federation, and is currently an instructor at the Arizona State University String Project and at San Marcos Music Academy.

Natalie is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in Cello Performance at Arizona State University, where she studies with Tom Landschoot. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance at Utah Valley University, studying with Cheung Chau, where she was the recipient of the Department of Music’s Award of Merit in Music Performance. During her studies at Utah Valley University she served as principal cellist of UVU’s symphony and chamber orchestras, and while at Arizona State University she has served as principal cellist of the ASU Chamber Orchestra. She has been invited to perform in masterclasses with numerous internationally renowned musicians, including cellists Yeesun Kim and Ovidiu Marinescu, as well as having performed in masterclasses for members of the St. Lawrence and Borromeo string quartets.

Known for his work with The Piano Guys and the Lyceum Philharmonic, Kayson is a dynamic educator, conductor, and cellist. Kayson holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Brigham Young University, where he served as conducting and cello faculty, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Utah. He played principal cello at both Brigham Young University and University of Utah and has soloed with more than a dozen symphony orchestras. He is certified in the Suzuki method and has more than two decades of experience teaching cello to students of all ages and ability levels. Kayson was featured in a KBYU Television special performing Bach Unaccompanied Suites and has released more than 150 videos on his Learn2playCello YouTube Channel and blog helping cellists across the globe learn to play the cello. Kayson directs the Lyceum Music Festival and Lyceum Orchestras Program at American Heritage School. –Read more about Kayson Brown