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Professor Namula graduated from The Central Conservatory of Music, in Beijing, China, and started her cello teaching career at that institution in 1992. She is currently the Director of the Cello Department as well as Professor and Post-graduate supervisor at the Music School Attached at The Central Conservatory in Beijing, China. She is also Distinguished Artist in Residence and cello faculty at Mount Royal University’s Morningside Music Bridge in Canada, and on the faculty at Beijing’s Foren Music College.
In 1994, she served as principal cello of the Asian Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 1995, she won the First Prize and Best Performance of a Chinese Piece Prize at the First China National String Quartet Competition. In 1996, she was a guest artist teacher at the Mid American String Music Festival.
Prof. Namula is a frequent adjudicator at national cello competitions in China. She concertizes in China, the US, Canada, Japan, France, the Philippines, Switzerland, and Hong Kong. Her students have won numerous awards at cello competitions both in China and internationally, including the First Prize at the 4th Tchaikovsky International Youth Cello Competition and the First Prize at the DavidovInternational Cello Competition. Prof. Namula’s teaching and performances are well known in China and are regularly featured in Chinese media such as CCTV, China Daily, Music Week, China Youth Daily, Beijing Evening News, and Beijing Radio.
Among her many awards and recognitions are: China National Baogang Education prize; several times winner of Excellent Teacher prizes and Advanced Individual in Education prizes awarded by The Central Conservatory of Music; Best Cello Teacher at China Children Art Performance Competition; Excellent Teacher prize in the 6th China National Youth Professional Cello Competition. Prof. Namula is a Member of the Standing Committee and General Secretary of the China Cello Association.