"Naama has shown confidence and other professional qualities ... among which are a firm but delicate sounds, great musical taste, and highly mastered technical skills."
Naama Neuman has received acclaim performing in Europe, Asia, Israel, North and South America as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She held the positions of the solo flute in the Komische Oper Berlin and the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra.
Starting as a teenager with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, she performed and toured internationally with renowned conductors including Zubin Mehta, Kiril Petrenko, Gustavo Dudamel, Ricardo Mutti, Kurt Masur, and Valery Gergiev.
Working to enrich the flute repertoire, her transcriptions of masterpieces include her arrangement of Grieg's first violin sonata, published in 2020 by Edition Svitzer.
As a teacher, her students have been very successful, winning scholarships and auditions in Israel, Germany, and Canada. In fall 2021, she will be joining the flute faculty at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.
Music for the flute
Music has the power to transport us to a higher place where we could freely express our deepest emotions. Great music also challenges and gives us the opportunity to look inward and encourages us to keep growing as musicians.
Listening Growing our comprehensive and appreciative listening ability is fundamental to truly connect to music, as well as to each other.
Develop The ability of self-learning and teaching is crucial in today's rapidly changing world, both to our development as musicians and human beings.
Challenge Incrementaly challenging our abilities and way of thinking set us on the best path of learning and growth.
Support Positive approach in education is well known for building and enhancing personal resilience. This approach, combined with incremental challenges, creates the support platform we need for reaching our full potential, especially in high-pressure environments and situations.