Naomi Forman, soprano
In 2016 Naomi was honoured with a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Arts and Culture for the City of Brandon.
In addition to her work as a musician and singing actor, Naomi began a production company to showcase local professional opera singers. Naomi Forman Productions debuted in 2010 at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival with StarBach's; The Coffee Cantata, based on the music of J.S. Bach. The 40-minute production received rave reviews (CBC ****) and played to multiple sold-out houses. Due to it's Fringe Festival success, StarBach's was later co-produced by The Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Saskatoon Proms, the Professor Bach Project and featured in a fully-orchestrated production with the Brandon Chamber Players. This was followed by Menotti's Telephone Opera in 2015, which will tour the province in 2017.
In the non-profit sector, Naomi is the President of the Brandon Dance Ensemble, a member of the Artistic Committee of the Brandon Chamber Players, and a past member of the Westman Youth Choir Board of Directors.
She and her husband Kent are patrons of many artistic groups and events in the Brandon area through Kent's businesses; Forman Honda, Forman Mazda and Forman Collision.
Naomi and Kent live in Brandon Manitoba with their two daughters, two cats, two Australian sugar gliders and a pony.