Based: South Africa & UK
A rebel at heart, South African-born Naomi Tagg left her classical music upbringing to pursue a career in the UK unrestricted by genre and traditional expectations of the violin. An eclectic violinist, Naomi has travelled the world as a solo electric violinist and with one of the world’s first female electric string quartets, performing in over 15 countries and on 4 continents at fashion shows, exclusive parties, nightclubs and high-end corporate functions for some of the world’s largest brands. She has performed for Sir Richard Branson & Peter Gabriel; Arabian Royalty; African leaders and celebrities and has shared the stage with Elton John; John Legen; Celine Dion and Michael Bolton. She has now come back to her musical roots to create a new musical project, NEOLEKTRA: an orchestrally rich sound, diverse in genre and instrumentation with the violin at the very centre.
Their revolutionary sound has been likened to film and gaming music and has been described as hypnotic, surreal, and beautiful “…giving your favourite movie score a run for its money”. Their debut album, “Birth of a Heroine”, is best described as evocative and epic, taking the listener on a journey through war, destruction, loss, lust, passion, victory and hope; from the Arabian deserts to medieval battlegrounds, through the cobbled streets of Spain and the forbidden alleys of Argentina.
NEOLEKTRA gave a live debut performance on BBC Radio London in July 2014 and have now brought this exciting show to South Africa. The show will debut at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in July 2017.