Naomi Pinnock was born in West Yorkshire (UK) in 1979. She studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm at the Hochschule für Music Karlsruhe, Harrison Birtwistle at King’s College London and with Brian Elias at the Royal Academy of Music in London. With an emphasis on reducing music to its essential elements, her work has been described as ‘enigmatic’ (Words, 5:4, Simon Cummings) and having ‘great intensity’ (String Quartet no. 2, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik). She has collaborated with groups such as the Arditti Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Schola Heidelberg and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin and with soloists including Frode Haltli, Omar Ebrahim and Rolf Hind. Her work has been performed at various international music festivals such as hcmf//, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, ECLAT Festival Stuttgart, Heidelberger Frühling, Festival Musica in Strasbourg and Spitalfields Festival London.