(Galway, 1981)


Naomi Berrill is an Irish cellist and singer-songwriter; she has been living in Florence for many years. In addition to being a multi-instrumentalist, Naomi Berrill has an extreme versatility of genre that allows her to collaborate with classical musicians (Giovanni Sollima, Mario Brunello, Francesco Dillon, the 100 Cellos), jazz (Simone Graziano, Alessandro Lanzoni), contemporaries (AlterEgo) , baroque and folk. She also collaborates on a permanent basis with the company of the choreographer Virgilio Sieni.


So far she has released two albums:

- From the ground (Lampi, 2014), reprinted in Japan by Nature Bliss: a journey from Purcell to Nick Drake for voice and cello which  has been ‘the album of the week ‘for Rai Radio 3's  Farenheit.

- To the Sky (Sonzogno/Egea Music, 2017), ten original pieces for voice, cello, guitar and piano.


Naomi Berrill's  albums have been reviewed on "Internazionale", "Il Fatto Quotidiano", "l'Unità", "Il Manifesto", "Irish Times", "Huffington Post" and  presented with live performances on Rai Radio 1, Rai Radio 2, Rai Radio 3, Radio Montecarlo, Radio Popolare. Moreover, they were very positively reviewed, among others, by Ernesto Assante on "La Repubblica".


In July 2017, the artist premiered the songs of To the Sky at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence for "Uffizi live" and on  Radio Popolare’ auditorium in Milan.


She produced "HandmadeMusic" a video series of 13 mini documentaries realized in 13 craft shops that will become a documentary and 3 official videos: Black is the colour (Gian Maria Musarra), Between the Bliss (Cristina Crippi) and Lady Lighthouse (Bulabosca).


Naomi Berrill directs "High Notes", a music festival in the Apuan Alps, and the "Jazz di una notte di mezza estate" festival during the Florentine Summer.


She has played  at the Triennale in Milan, the Architecture Biennale in Venice, the Festival Oriente Occidente in Rovereto, the Orestiadi di Gibellina, the Amici della Musica in Mestre; in Ireland she was a guest of Lyric FM and has been selected for the Festival 'Other Voices'; she also collaborates with Galway 2020 (European Capital of Culture).


A new album for Warner Music is currently being prepared for 2019.