Naomi Hoffmeyer is Principal Harpist of both the California and Corpus Christi (TX) Symphony Orchestras. In 2009, she won first prize in the Advanced Division of the American Harp Society National Competition. This past summer she was invited to the USA International Harp Competition and participated in the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Ms. Hoffmeyer has also played Principal Harp in the Spoleto USA (SC), Atlantic (ME), Round Top (TX), and New Hampshire Music Festivals.
An active musician in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to moving to Houston, she performed as a guest musician with the San Francisco Symphony and has filled that role with the Houston Symphony since moving to Houston. She received a Master of Music degree with Paula Page at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at that same institution.
Naomi graduated with honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied with Joan Raeburn Holland. She continued her studies with Douglas Rioth at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is a former pupil of Alice Giles, Karen Gottlieb, Ann Hobson Pilot, and the late renowned pedagogue and former Principal Harpist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Alice Chalifoux.
While maintaining an active musical schedule, Naomi is an enthusiast of the culinary arts and holds certification in Pâtisserie and Baking from the California Culinary Academy. She grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and enjoys hiking, knitting, and swing dancing.
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