Nurmira Greenberg(@numicello) is a New York-based award-winning electric and acoustic cellist.
At the age of 17, Nurmira won the National Performers Competition of Kyrgyzstan and was chosen to accompany the nation’s president and first lady on a diplomatic tour of Russia, Turkey, and Switzerland, where she performed for various dignitaries and heads of state. Training in the classical style from a young age and graduating from a top U.S. conservatory (Eastman School Of Music) exposed Nurmira to a diverse range of musical styles, including folk, rock and pop. Nurmira performs on a signature custom-made 5-string electric cello, a 300-year-old Italian cello, and a collection of Central Asian folk instruments.
Recent performance venues include The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the United Nations, and the Aspen Music Festival. She has has been principal cellist for the Equinox Symphony and Mercury Opera, a member of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and string quartet Four Known, and a featured performer and lecturer for the Asia-Pacific History Foundation and The Asia Society.
Her album, “My Kyrgyzstan” available on major streaming platforms, showcases her innovative, dynamic performance style. A diverse musician, she also performs on the komuz and kyl-kiyak, traditional instruments native to Central Asia.