Natalya has been adding her beautiful tone and elegant presence to weddings and events for over 15 years. With diverse musical offerings from classical to Appalachian, everyone is sure to find music that fits their special day. Natalya has performed at weddings and events at the Biltmore Estate, the Grove Park Inn, The Farm; A Gathering Place, and many other venues in Western North Carolina.
Natalya Zoe Weinstein
WEDDINGS • MUSIC LESSONS • PERFORMING ARTIST
Weddings and Events
Jennifer & Neal Wychok
Bride & Groom
Natalya took the time to try to gain an understanding of the feel we wanted for the wedding and what our musical tastes were, and she recommended selections that suited us perfectly. The diversity of Natalya’s talent was the clincher for us.
Shay & Mike Crow
Bride & Groom
After looking far and wide for bluegrass musicians for our Asheville wedding, Natalya was the most professional, accommodating, and talented of all the musicians we contacted.
Click on a track for a sampling of classical and Appalachian repertoire. Natalya generally offers a ceremony/cocktail hour package for weddings with her husband John Cloyd Miller on guitar, banjo and/or mandolin.
Natalya teaches fiddle lessons to students ages six and up in Asheville, North Carolina. While using classical technique as a base, she uses her expertise in a variety of fiddle styles to open a vast world of music to her students. Her teaching philosophy centers around a balance of technique, musicality, and fun. Natalya emphasizes a student-driven curriculum and primarily teaches by ear, as well as note-reading, if desired by the student. She currently teaches at Warren Wilson College and the Academy for the Arts.
Natalya teaches with the perfect balance of fun and discipline. Her love for music of many kinds is contagious and we are grateful for her musical influence on our daughter.
Natalya is undoubtedly the most talented, patient and encouraging teacher from whom I’ve taken instruction.
Zoe & Cloyd
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, husband-and-wife duo Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing, seamlessly combining original and traditional bluegrass, klezmer, old-time and folk with sincerity and zeal, featuring their soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June, and long-time veterans of the Asheville, NC music scene, the couple shifted their focus to Zoe & Cloyd in 2015. As Organic Records recording artists with three highly acclaimed albums to date, Zoe & Cloyd is “a musical collaboration that demands to be heard” – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.
Natalya Weinstein is an accomplished violinist/fiddler and teacher in a variety of styles such as old-time, bluegrass and klezmer. She resides in the Fairview community outside of Asheville and performs with her husband, John Cloyd Miller in Zoe & Cloyd, an internationally touring bluegrass/acoustic Americana duo. Natalya comes from a musical family: her father is a master jazz pianist and her grandfather, originally from Russia, was a professional klezmer musician. Performing at many prestigious festivals and events all across the country, Natalya is also a champion fiddler, winning contests in both the North and South.
While trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts, she has spent many years fine-tuning her bluegrass and old-time fiddling with some of the country’s top traditional musicians. She holds an MA in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University, focusing her thesis on the development of bluegrass fiddling. As a mentor to many young players, Natalya is a sought after instructor and is in high demand as a teacher and session musician.
Please drop a line below to let me know what you’re interested in – wedding and events booking, music instruction… or just say hello!