Natalia 'Saw Lady' Paruz
Affectionately known as the ‘Saw Lady‘, has spent two decades bringing the rare art form of playing music on a carpenter’s saw (known as the Musical Saw or Singing Saw) to audiences around the world.
She performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta; at the Spoleto Festival in the orchestra of ‘Monkey – Journey to the West’; with the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra; the Royal Air Moroccan Symphony Orchestra; the Riverside Orchesra; the Amor Artis Orchestra the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with PDQ Bach composer Peter Schickele and with the Little Orchestra Society. November 2007 marked her Carnegie Hall debut as a musical saw soloist and June 2008 marked her Madison Square Garden debut.
Television appearances include FOX (Good Day New York), ABC (Good Morning America), NBC (New York Live), MTV (Andy Milonakis Show), VH1 (Behind the Music), History Channel (Tool Box), PBS (New York Voices).
Film appearances include ‘Dummy‘ with Adrian Brody and The Heart is a Drum Machine. Natalia’s Musical saw can be heard on the soundtracks of films such as Time Out of Mind with Richard Gere, Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth, American Carny, I Sell the Dead, Miss Stevens, When Jack Went Glamping with David Arquette, El Carnaval Sodoma/Arthuro Ripstein and the HBO series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
Radio performances include NPR (A Prairie Home Companion), WNYC, XM Satelite Radio, WBAI & WFMU.