Ever since Naomi Atherton won the Brass final of Young Musician of the Year in 1984, she has been in constant demand as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral member.
Currently, Naomi holds posts as Principal Horn of the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, and as a member of Ensemble 360.
Naomi’s solo career has included appearances with the BBC Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestras and the Manchester Camerata, with whom she recently gave a live BBC broadcast of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with James Gilchrist, conducted by Douglas Boyd. Naomi has appeared as a guest principal horn with many of Britain’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestras.
As a chamber musician, she has partnered the Danel, the Elias and the Heath Quartets and has appeared at the Edinburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and Aldeburgh festivals and at the BBC Proms.