Emile Naoumoff is a professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is an avid composer of French mélodies, and is known for his mastery in transcribing music for the piano.
At the age of five Emile revealed himself as a musical prodigy and at seven he became the last disciple of Nadia Boulanger. He also pursued studies at the Paris Conservatory with Lelia Gousseau, Pierre Sancan, Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux, and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Pierre Dervaux (conducting).
Upon the death of Ms. Boulanger, Emile took over her classes at the summer sessions of the Conservatoire d'Art Americain in Fontainebleau. He was later appointed at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris.
Naoumoff is regularly invited by the world's leading orchestras: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Vienna Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony in Washington, Moscow Symphony, NHK Symphony, Residentie Orkest (Hague), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Camerata Bern. He has worked closely with conductors Leonard Bernstein, Igor Markevitch, Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich and Eliahu Inbal. He has collaborated with musicians Jean-Pierre Rampal, Gerard Souzay, Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Hoffman, Olivier Charlier, Patrice Fontanarosa, Regis Pasquier, Philippe Graffin, Philippe Bernold, Gerard Caussé, Jean Ferrandis, Dominique de Williencourt and the Fine Arts Quartet.