Naomi Sullivan

Head of Saxophone

Birmingham Conservatoire
Email:
Naomi.sullivan@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
c/o +44 (0)121 331 6902
Biography

Naomi Sullivan 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 a member of a several groups – including Paragon Saxophone Quartet, Zephirus Quartet and she is currently performing with Flotilla and Syzygy.Naomi also performs as part of an international saxophone duo with Masahito Sugihara, which provides opportunity to travel across the USA and Europe giving masterclasses and saxophone duo recitals.

As an orchestral musician, Naomi has worked 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 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 in a number of institutes including the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Chetham's School of Music, the Royal Conservatoires of Antwerp and 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.

Current Activity
Qualifications
  • MMus
  • BMus (Hons)
Research
Publications
Recordings
  • 2014: Syzygy: Song’s For the Coming Day (independent release)
  • 2008: Flotilla: Flotilla, Big Shed Records
  • 2007: Avenue A: Rocking Horses, Weave records
  • 2006: Paragon Quartet and Larry Zazzo: Byrdland, Landor Records
  • 2006: Paragon Quartet: Les Quatuor, AS Records
  • 2004: Paragon Quartet: Tuning In, AS Records
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