Biography

Naomi is currently performing as resident artist for the Illuminate Series (www.illuminatewomensmusic.co.uk), with the Laefer Quartet (www.laeferquartet.com) and with Sounding Cities (www.soundingcities.com

Naomi has been part of several chamber groups – the including Paragon Saxophone Quartet, Zephirus Quartet and with Flotilla, lead by Kyle Horch - www.flotilla.org.uk

In 2009, Naomi co-founded  syzygy - the group performed for the Frontiers + Andriessen Festival at RBC, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Purcell Room as part of the Park Lane Group Young Artists 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'.

In September 2007 Naomi started teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire and she has been Head of their Saxophone Department since 2008. In 2021, she began teaching at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

She has given masterclasses at a number of institutes including the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chetham's School of Music, Well's Cathedral School, the Purcell School, the 2017 Andorra SaxFest. With the help of the Erasmus Exchange programme Naomi has collaborated with the Royal Conservatoires of Antwerp, Brussels, Ferrara, Fermo, Pesaro, Lucerne and Amsterdam. 

She has taught at the Purcell School, City of London School, Hindhead Summer Course, and for various saxophone days in the UK. She also works with BCMG's various learning projects.

As an orchestral musician, Naomi has worked for 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, Chineke and the Orchestra of the Swan.

Naomi studied at Chetham's School of Music with Jim Muirhead, Royal College of Music with Kyle Horch and Northwestern University with Frederick Hemke. Her studies were supported by the Countess of Munster and Help Musician's UK.

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

Naomi plays Selmer saxophones -  more info HERE