Biography

Naomi lives in London. She studied at Chetham’s School of Music, the Royal College of Music and Northwestern University, Chicago. She has performed across the UK as part of the Countess of Muster Recital Scheme and also for ‘Live Music Now!’ As a chamber musician, Naomi has been part of several groups – including Paragon Saxophone Quartet (BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM broadcasts), Zephirus Quartet (R.O.S.L prize winners and Tunnell Trust Artists) and she is currently performing with Flotilla, lead by Kyle Horch (www.flotilla.org.uk) and with syzygy. She also performs with Masahito Sugihara giving masterclasses and concerts across the USA and Europe. 

In 2009, at the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Naomi co-founded syzygy, with the aim to perform established contemporary works alongside promoting new music for saxophone quartet. syzygy's debut performance was in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Frontiers + Andreissen Festival, where they performed Louis Andriessen’s Facing Death. Following this, syzygy has performed at venues and festivals including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Purcell Room as part of the Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series and 'Proud', Camden. In 2014, with support from Help Musician's UK, C.A.S.S and the many kind supporters of a Kickstarter project, syzygy released a debut recording of David Maslanka's 'Songs for the Coming Day'.

As an orchestral musician, Naomi has worked for a number of UK orchestras including Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, The Opera Group, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Swan and Music Theatre Wales. She has also played for musical theatre tours including ‘Wonderful Town’ and ‘Chicago’.  


In September 2007 Naomi started teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire and has been Head of Saxophone since 2008. She has given masterclasses at a number of institutes including the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Chetham's School of Music, the Purcell School, the 2017 Andorra SaxFest, the Royal Conservatoires of Antwerp, Brussels and Ferrara. She was Musical Director of the 2007 London Saxophone Festival and Artistic Director the 2015 Birmingham Conservatoire Saxophone Day. She has taught at the Purcell School, City of London School, Hindhead Summer Course, and for various saxophone days across the UK.

Live recordings of various projects can be heard on SoundCloud by clicking here.