Naoum Gomon was born in Belarus and graduated with honors from the Music College in Dnipro, Ukraine in clarinet performance and conducting. After graduation, Gomon continued his studies in clarinet and received his Master’s of Music degree from the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. Shortly thereafter, Naoum joined the Big Theatre Opera and Ballet in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
A year later, Gomon joined the National Symphony Orchestra as rotating principal clarinet from 1975 to 1992. During his tenure he performed throughout Russia and the Baltic Republic: Latvia, Litva, Estonia and in the Middle Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Naoum also toured Georgia and Armenia, as well as in Asia with performances in Hong Kong and Thailand.
In 1992, due to the political climate and upheaval in the Soviet Union, Gomon and his family immigrated to Canada and made Manitoba their new home. While establishing himself in Winnipeg, Gomon held the position of principal clarinetist with the Manitoba Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the Mennonite Community Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Chamber Ensemble, and the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble from 1994-2011.
Naoum Gomon has been a valued sessional clarinet instructor for the Desautels Faculty of Music since 1995.
Kozeluch, Concerto in E flat Major
Krommer, Concerto D flat Major Op. 36
Mozart, K. 622
Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto in B flat for Military Band
Artie Shaw, Concerto
Weber, Concerto No. 1 in F Minor
Weber, Concerto No. 2 in E flat Major
Solo with Orchestra:
Belo-Kovais, “Sholem-Alekhem Row Friedman”
JeanJean, “Carnival of Venice”
Reed, “Serenade for Clarinet”
Rimsky Korsakov, “Flight of the Bumblebee”
Weber, “Fantasia & Rondo”
IN THE FACULTY
Sessional Instructor, Strings program
Clarinet and Woodwind Specialist