Naomi Burell

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Other/Various

Instrument/voice type: Violin

Location: South East


British-Swiss violinist Naomi Burrell enjoys a diverse career as a musician with a specialism in historical performance. She plays with many of the UK’s leading early music ensembles, such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, I Fagiolini, Dunedin Consort, La Nuova Musica, Classical Opera and Solomon’s Knot, and is the concert master for English Touring Opera. She also plays with artists across many other genres, including Dissolute Society (‘Soldiering On’ was released on Babel Label in 2018), The Architects (including a recent recording at Abbey Road in 2018), Bring Me the Horizons (Amo, 2019) and with Hans Zimmer for the new BBC / David Attenborough series, ‘One Planet Seven Worlds’. She also specialises in theatrical projects, such as at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, with ‘Badinage’, a folk ensemble who perform French street songs from the 18th Century, and with the award-winning Norwegian ensemble ‘Barokksolistene’. She is a passionate creative workshop leader using Dalcroze Eurythmics at the heart of her ethos. She works for Pro Corda, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Britten Sinfonia, OAEducation and Royal Opera House amongst other organisations. Current projects include devising music and movement workshops for a Beethoven String Quartet cycle at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland and learning and composing music for her first solo CD. Recently she was elected as an associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in recognition of her contributions to the profession since graduating in 2011.