Photo by Rune Oster Mortensen
Naomi Woo | Artist
Naomi Woo is a Canadian conductor, pianist, and researcher, who serves as Assistant Conductor with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She grew up in a Chinese-Canadian household in Vancouver, BC, where she made her piano debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at age 13. She has since performed as a soloist with orchestras in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, and been reviewed as an "elegant" performer in the New York Times. As a conductor, Naomi works primarily in opera and contemporary music, and conducted at the first Cambridge Female Composers Festival in 2019. Naomi regularly collaborates with artists, choreographers, poets, and composers in the creation of interdisciplinary performance work, which has shown at venues including Somerset House, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, and Kettles Yard. Naomi is currently completing a PhD in musicology at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and also holds a BA in mathematics & philosophy from Yale University, and degrees in piano performance from the Yale School of Music and Université de Montréal.