Reactions to the 2013 Musical Saw Festival

Musical saw Festival participants
Photographer: Joseph Peknik III

I was glad I could make it… my first one. I was very impressed by all everything. The way it’s put together and run, it flows very well. And you make it look effortless.
Chris P.
NY

Natalia! thank you so much for this awesome experience.
Your passion is magnetic and I’m glad we’ve made contact.
Matt T.
NY

It was great seeing old faces and new and hearing some fantastic playing at the festival today! Nice job as always, Natalia! Thanks for all your hard work.
Adam W.
Minnesota

Had a blast Natalia!!
Pianist/organist Judy D.
NY

Hi Natalia,
Thanks for everything today. I had to leave at 5:45 to get home to start writing, but I had a great time while I was there.
WSJ reporter Andy B.
NY

Natalia,
I just wanted to express again how much fun I had at the Saw Festival! It was an incredible experience.
Walker P.
Iowa

i had a wonderful time. learned a lot. found out i’m not half-bad but there’s lots of great saws out there. and new and interesting styles etc. thanks natalia!
Tim E.
Michigan

I enjoyed yesterday’s festival. Glad I went!
Black P.
NY


Russia’s premier TV channel reported on the NYC Musical Saw Festival

Many many thanks to Natalia Paruz for organizing another wonderful day full of singing saws!
Christine S.
NY

Natalia, you rock! That was an amazing festival!
Tine K.
NY

Your festival was absolutely genius!! What an experience to hear you, original pieces, divine sounds, great organization and a very charming announcer. You are truly amazing and I was honored to be at your concert. Hugs from around the corner.
Barbara
NY

Hi Natalia,
Thank you! I really enjoyed meeting you and listening to the music on Saturday and wish I could have stayed longer. Thanks for having me, and congrats on a terrific event.
Jennifer W.
Wall Street Journal videographer
NY

A fun event as always, Natalia!
Pat M.
NY

I really enjoyed this event! it was great! – Congratulations to Natalia and to everyone involved in the organization of it, all your effort was reflected in a great result. :)
Charles L.
NY

Had the time of my life.. Was wonderful to meet you in person.. Thanx for all your hard work & everyone else who made this event possible…
Jeff J.
Arkansas

thoroughly enjoyable event, lovely to see folks from 2011 and to meet new players and performers.

Scott Munson’s new 4-piece work was outrageously wonderful, a joy to hear and the players–especially the saw player (Natalia)–the epitome of perfection.

Thank you Natalia and Scott and all your assistants for3a wonderful afternoon.
Best,
Poet Willa F.
NY

The Saw Festival turned out to be a full house. Great show a usual.
Debra M.
NY

Dear Natalia,
The 10th musical saw festival has again shown your talent for organization and your dedication to the presentation of the musical saw. Each year, I’ve met new friends and chatted with folks I had met in past years. I’ve heard the soloist present diverse styles and have been inspired by the playing. Although I had to leave somewhat early to catch my train, I left with a renewed spirit of inspiration. It was a memorable day and I look forward to next year’s festival!
Thank you for all your efforts,
Stew W.
PA

Think ya have Disneyland beat Natalia. Good work!
Jim L.
CA

Hey Natalia!

I just wanted to let you know what I great time we had!
Can’t wait for next year.
Again many thanks, I had a blast!
Sean T.
NY

Thank you for Saw Fest X, it was SO great!
DJ Bronwin C.
NY

Had a great time at the festival So looking forward to next year!!!!
It was such an awesome festival, so amazing in every way. Just amazing to have so many of us “musical sawyers” gathered together in one place. It was so nice to meet everyone!!
Sandi S.
Ohio

Dear Natalia,
First of all, congratulations with the success of your 10th festival. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and for me it was an experience of a lifetime.
It was nice to meet you and the other saw players.
Travelling from USA to RSA for a holliday is cheap because you can buy almost R10 for $1. For me it was the opposite and even though I had sponsors, I still had to spend R5 000 from my bank account, but it was worth it.
I obtained a copy of the Wall Street Journal and my sponsors are very pleased,maybe I will get sponsored again next year.
Hannes V.
South Africa

Hi Natalia,
thank you so much for having Adam Wirtzfeld and the Roe Family SIngers at the 10th Annual Saw Festival a few weeks ago on June 1. We had so much fun, as usual! I loved getting to hear so many different players from all over the world again this year. And I once again marveled at how, no matter when the festival is held, it always seems to be on the hottest day possible. ; )
We wish you continued success with your own performances and with the Saw Festival. Here’s hoping it lasts at least another ten years!
Be well,
Quillan R.
Minnesota

The Musical Saw Festival was a Gas- even more than the others I’ve been to- I saw a number of very artistic saw cases, and it seems that more and more good-lookin’ women are taking up the saw…of course I may have enjoyed it more since I got to sit in the back row with the bad kids….
George H.
New York

Hello Natalia,
Thank you so much for all of what you did for me in my recent New York trip.
I came back to Tokyo safely the day before yesterday. I really enjoyed 7 days of New York trip, especially the 10th NYC Musical Saw Festival. It was a great and special opportunity to be able to play musical saw in front of foreign audience for me and exchange friendship with US and international musical saw player. Especially it was a great pleasure that I could meet Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz, A person leading global musical saw scene.
I hope I can meet you again in the future.
Thank you again, Natalia and all the best,
Shinsaku M.
Japan

Hi Natalia,
I think Sawfest was great. I’ve known about it for a long time but this is the first time I came. Great space to have it in as well! One of those cool events that makes NYC great. I hope it continues to grow and grow.
Best,
Jason
NYC

Hey,
This is Mike Waldeck Jr. from the saw festival this summer. Thanks for having me at the musical saw festival. I had a blast. It’s great to meet other saw players and see that they are all great people as a whole. I feel blessed to be a part of the saw community now. That festival was the highlight of a very busy summer.
Mike
WV

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