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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Naomi Graf

Headshot of Naomi from shoulders up, with blurred grass and trees outdoor background. Naomi is wearing a black shirt and is cradling a viola across her chest.

NAOMI GRAF (viola) performs a wide variety of programs as a chamber musician, recital soloist and orchestral player. A graduate of The Juilliard School of Music (B.M.) and the Yale School of Music (M.M.), her extensive performances have taken her to the stages of Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and many other prominent venues. She has served as the principal violist for the Connecticut Grand Opera Orchestra and most recently performs in the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Lumos and Palm Beach Symphony. She can be heard in recordings including The Complete Haydn Masses with the Trinity Choir and Rebel Baroque Orchestra on the Hanssler Classic label.

Naomi was the Director of the Chamber Music Program and the Director of the Viola
Club Program at Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY for many years. Her
viola students have participated in New York Conference All-State and All-Eastern
Festivals and have been accepted into many conservatory programs. The ‘Viola Club”
Ensemble premiered “Good Working Order” by Conrad Winslow at the American Viola Society Festival in Oberlin, Ohio in 2016. In June, 2024 her newly formed “Viola Voce Ensemble” will be performing at the American Viola Society Festival in Los Angeles, CA.

Graf has served on the Board of Music’s Recreation in Ithaca, NY and the New York Viola Society. Her principal viola teachers include Lillian Fuchs, Paul Kantor, and Donald McInnes.

Naomi Graf is an alumna of EMF and has been on faculty since 2019.