Naomi Burrell, VIOLIN

British-Swiss violinist Naomi Burrell studied on the prestigious joint course between the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining a first class honours at each institution.  She then studied on the Historical Performance Mmus Programme at the Royal Academy of Music, specialising in baroque violin with Rachel Podger and Matthew Truscott and graduated in 2011. As a freelance orchestral violinist, she has played in several groups internationally including Il Pomo D’Oro (Italy), Capella Meditteranea and Orfeo 55 (France), Os Músicos Do Tejo (Lisbon) and with Musica Saeculorum (Germany).  In the UK, she plays with several groups including Brecon Baroque, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of Ancient Music.  A keen chamber musician, Naomi plays with the Borromini Quartet, a young period instrument string quartet and Badinage, a folk ensemble who research and perform original french pub songs from the 18th Century.  Naomi is a dedicated violin and Dalcroze Eurythmics teacher for Kings Ely, OAE Education, Spitalfields Music and Pro Corda.  She is very grateful for the generous support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Abbado European Young Musicians Trust and to the private owners of the Alessandro Mezzadri violin (1685) which she plays.