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Emile Naoumoff

Emile Naoumoff

Emile Naoumoff is born in 1962 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He was the last disciple of Nadia Boulanger. As a very young child, he plays the piano, composes, conducts, plays the organ and the piano for famous singers while his general studies. He obtains brilliant first prizes at the Conservatoire de Paris, as well as at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. The “Ville de Paris” awards him with the Composition prize of the French Academy of Fine Arts. At the age of ten, he composes and performs his own piano concerto under the baton of Yehudi Menuhim. Later on, he is the guest at the Berlin Philharmony and then, everywhere in Europa. He tours, after, all over the world and takes part in many Festivals. He plays with Yoyo Ma, Gidon Kremer, Gary Hoffmann, Mistrislav Rostropovitch, together with famous conductors as Slatkin, Zinman, Navarro, Kitaenko, Inball, Levy, Berglund, Maag, Lombard, Krivine, Tchakarov, Iwaki, Fedossev, Leppard. His recording of Mozart was acclaimed by the American news papers, and he also records the “full well tempered clavier” of Bach, sonates by Beethoven, Schubert, french musicians as Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, Françaix as well as transcriptions of Stravinsky’s Firebird, his own reconstitution of works by Glenn Gould and Lily Boulanger. He composes music on poems by Victor Hugo (The end of Satan) premiered at the Flaine Festival, for piano, drums and voices. Emile Naoumoff is the chief-redactor of a Van de Valde collection of Arts and writes a text called “passport for a curious musician”. He gives master-classes everywhere in the world and he has created his own Music Summer Academy at the Château de Rangiport in the pedagogical spirit of Nadia Boulanger. He teaches in the Conservatoire de Paris where he drives young gifted soloists and takes part to many international Competitions.

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