Naomi Hoffmeyer

Principal Harp

Joined the orchestra: 2013

Naomi Hoffmeyer is the Principal Harpist of both the California and Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestras, and has performed as a guest musician with ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony and Ballet, as well as the Houston Symphony and Ballet.

Naomi received her Master of Music and Artist Diploma Degrees with Paula Page at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and also trained under Douglas Rioth and Ann Hobson Pilot at the San Francisco and New England Conservatories. In addition to her conservatory studies, she credits much of her musical and personal development to her time spent at the Interlochen Arts Academy.

While maintaining an active musical schedule, Naomi is an enthusiast of the culinary arts and holds a degree in Pâtisserie and Baking from the California Culinary Academy. She grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, and spends her spare time hiking, knitting, and swing dancing.

Who inspired you to learn your instrument

A character in a Madeleine L’Engle book I read in third grade.