Photo © Rui Camilo  & EvS Musikstiftung

Naomi Pinnock’s music has been performed internationally by groups such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Adapter, Quatuor Bozzini, Arditti Quartet, KNM Berlin, EXAUDI, London Sinfonietta, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Schola Heidelberg. Her works have featured at festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Tectonics Glasgow, Ultraschall Berlin, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Wien Modern, ACHT BRÜCKEN, ECLAT Festival Stuttgart, Heidelberger Frühling, Rainy Days Festival Luxembourg, Warsaw Autumn, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Only Connect Festival in Stavanger, Norway and Spitalfields Festival London.

She studied composition in London with Harrison Birtwistle and Brian Elias and in Karlsruhe, Germany with Wolfgang Rihm.

In 2015-16 she received a scholarship from the Berlin Senate Department of Culture for a six-month residency at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris and in 2017 a PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund Award.

In 2020 her first portrait CD – Lines and Spaces – was released on WERGO. Also in 2020, her work I am, I am, written for soprano Juliet Fraser and the Sonar Quartett, received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber-Scale Composition.  

She was awarded a Composer Prize in 2022 by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.