Violinist Naomi Fan is a recent graduate of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer
University. She was a Presidential Scholarship recipient in the violin studios of Amy Schwartz
Moretti, David Kim, and Robert McDuffie. In her time at the McDuffie Center, Naomi
performed with members of the Ehnes Quartet, Cavani Quartet, Emerson Quartet, members of
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Robert McDuffie, the founder of the McDuffie Center for
Strings. She has also performed with Mike Mills of R.E.M. and Chuck Leavell of the Allman
Brothers and Rolling Stones, in an Emmy award-winning program, “A Night of Georgia Music,”
recorded for and broadcast nationally by PBS. Recent performances include the Rome Chamber
Music Festival in Rome, Italy as well as the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra, an
intergenerational collaboration between the McDuffie Center students and principal wind players
of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Naomi's favorite performance experience to date is her solo performance with the Walton
Orchestra on their 2018 European tour to Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. She has attended noted
summer music festivals including the Rome Chamber Music Festival, Brevard Summer Music
Festival, where she served as concertmaster of the Brevard Concert Orchestra, Center Stage
Strings at Michigan, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Franklin Pond
Chamber Music Program.
In addition to performing, Naomi has a passion for teaching and inspiring others. She frequently
speaks, performs, and serves as a music clinician in middle and high schools. She also loves
sharing her music at nursing homes, churches, libraries, and other places in the community.
When she is not practicing or performing, she enjoys rock climbing, exploring the outdoors,
doing crafts and calligraphy, and spending time with friends and family.