MPS Instructor, Desautels Faculty of Music
150 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Mr. Naoum Gomon, a celebrated clarinetist and woodwind specialist who has performed across Canada and Asia, is also an expert in the repair of musical instruments.
In the faculty
Shortly after receiving his Master of Music, Mr. Gomon joined the Big Theatre Opera and Ballet in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
A year later, Mr. 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. He 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, Mr. Gomon and his family immigrated to Canada and made Manitoba their new home. While establishing himself in Winnipeg, Mr. 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.
Recent performances include participation in a program of ensemble music for the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers' Association in 2018, in which he played “Sholem-Alekhem Row Friedman,” by Belo-Kovais, and in 2019, in which he played "Nocturne," by M. Krein. Naoum Gomon has been a valued sessional clarinet instructor for the Desautels Faculty of Music since 1994. He continues to play with a number of performance groups. Mr. Gomon is also the owner of Accord Musical Instrument Repair.
Clarinet concertos and solos with symphony, chamber orchestras, wind ensembles: