ABOUT Naomi Sullivan
Naomi Sullivan expanded her musical capabilities during her studies at Chetham's School of Music with Jim Muirhead, Royal College of Music with Kyle Horch, and Northwestern University with Frederick Hemke. Her schooling was supported by the Countess of Munster and Help Musician's UK.
In September 2007 Naomi started teaching at the Royal 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, and the Andorra SaxFest.
In addition, Naomi 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. With the help of the Erasmus Exchange programme Naomi has collaborated with the Royal Conservatoires of Antwerp, Brussels, Ferrara, Fermo, Pesaro, Lucerne and Amsterdam.
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'.
Naomi was a resident artist for the Illuminate Series for 2021-2022 and has been part of several chamber groups, including Paragon Saxophone Quartet, Zephirus Quartet and with Flotilla, lead by Kyle Horch.