Najette Abouelhadi

  • The Chicago Sinfonietta, Fellow
  • Cello

Najette Abouelhadi is an active orchestral musician passionate about community connectivity, inclusion, and teaching. Najette Abouelhadi’s most recent season included collaborations such as a cello quartet performance at Chicago’s Symphony Center with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and performances with pianist Jeremy Denk, soprano Renee Flemming, and mezzo Denyce Graves. Amongst the distinguished conductors with whom she has performed are Riccardo Muti, Marin Alsop, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey, Edward Gardner, and Leon Fleisher. Najette also led the Music Academy of the West’s Symphony Orchestra in Matthew Aucoin’s “Crossing” Suite under the direction of the composer. As a principal player, she has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Amarillo Symphony, Music Academy of the West, Peabody Conservatory orchestras, and Spoleto Festival USA to name a few.

Najette Abouelhadi made her recording debut on NAXOS recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto and Second Symphony with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra Marina Piccinini and Leonard Slatkin. 

A Boston native, Najette Abouelhadi earned her Graduate Performance Diploma and Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Alan Stepansky. Seminars and masterclasses include Takacs and Brentano quartets, as well as Frans Helmerson, Colin Carr, Astrid Schween, and Hans-Jorgen Jensen. Najette has studied with the principals of the Chicago and Boston symphonies and the LA Philharmonic, cellists John Sharp, Blaise Dejardin, and Robert deMaine, respectively. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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Beginner Lessons

Welcome to my world of cello instruction, where the joy of teaching beginners to embrace the beauty of this enchanting instrument is my ultimate passion. With dedication and enthusiasm, I'm here to help you discover the magic of music through the cello, one note at a ti... Read More
  • EUR €44.99
  • 30 mins

Intermediate Lessons

My main foundations for my teaching are rooted in goal setting, collaboration, and engaging music learning. At the beginning of every semester, I like to evaluate the goals from the previous semester, talk about what progress has been made, and what the future goals are... Read More
  • EUR €75.00
  • 45 mins

Advanced Lessons

This is the best option for those who are looking to take their cello studies seriously and want to grow both as a cellist and musician. Self-development and preparations for concerts, competitions, auditions.
  • EUR €100.00
  • 60 mins


This first introduction is important for both of us! We get to learn more about each other in conversation, play together, and think about what our collective goals might be.
  • EUR €0.00
  • 30 mins