Naomi Tran, Cello

Teaching Artist Statement
With cello lessons, I seek to help students enjoy music as they gain more technical and musical understanding. I want to support students at whatever age or ability in their own goals and interests in music. My focus is on helping students to love playing music wherever they are at, and to encourage them to take ownership of their own pursuit, so that it can grow into a more long-term passion, regardless of whether they choose to enter the profession.

Teaching Bio
Naomi has taught a number of beginning and intermediate students, both in her hometown of Seattle, and in London where she attended the Royal College of Music. In London, she was also involved in school workshops, working with elementary-aged students to creatively arrange songs. Along with teaching individual and classroom lessons, Naomi has worked with after-school music program Seattle Music Partners, providing lessons to students who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

Performance Bio
In addition to teaching, Naomi has performed in a wide range of solo, chamber, and orchestral projects. She has performed in numerous orchestras in both Seattle and London, and under renowned conductors such as Bernard Haitink and Vladimir Ashkenazy. As a chamber musician, Naomi performs regularly around Seattle and London in a variety of ensembles. She has also participated in solo and orchestral collaborations with the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division students. A keen proponent of contemporary music, Naomi has premiered a number of new works, and is the founder of London-based contemporary ensemble Uncharted Lines.