Photo: Mushon Tamir
Born in Israel in 1984, Na'ama began her piano studies at the age of 8, alongside saxophone and cembalo studies. Na’ama completed her B.Mus degree in composition with Prof. Vladimir Scolnic and Prof. Menachem Wiesenberg, and her M. Mus degree with Prof. Menachem Wiesenberg and Prof. Yinam Leef, in The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. After studying at the Academy, she studied composition with Prof. Oded Zehavi. Na’ama is a recipient of the AICF scholarships for 2007-2008. In her student years at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, she part took master classes with Richard Wernick and with Prof. Walter Zimermmann.
In 2011, Na’ama participated in The London-Jerusalem Music Project, where she collaborated with the London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. On May 2013, her piece ODE LA’EL (“Ode to the Lord”) for oboe quintet awarded with the 1st Prize at the composing competition Klang der Welt, and was performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In June 2014, The Limoncello Quartet had played her piece Spirangle in The Ein Kerem Music Centre in Jerusalem, during Israel Festival. In November 2014, The Israel Camerata Jerusaelm orchestra performed her piece Spring Illusions, which was commissioned specially by the orchestra. In March 2015 her piece From the Bottom of My Hurt was performed by the pianist Irena Friedland, in the International Women's Day Festival in Riga, Latvia. Friedland performed the piece again in July 2018, during The Voice of Music in the Upper Galilee Chamber Music Festival, and in in September 2018, during the Israeli Music Festival in Tel Aviv. In July 2015 Na'ama won the Grand Prize for the 2015 American Harp Society in Dallas Composer Competition for her piece Sketches for Harp Solo.
In October 2016, her piece Spring Illusions was performed in Japan by the YAMAGATA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Radek Baborák. In April 2017, during The Opus Festival in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the renowned horn player Radek Baborák , has performed an encore (Encore for Radek), written by Na'ama. In November, Baborák has performed the piece during the Hamburger Kammermusikfest International. In 2017 she received the Rabinovich Foundation scholarship and ACUM Social and Cultural Fund for producing an album, featuring original compositions, written by her for voice and ensemble, a project she is working on these days.
In the beginning of August 2018, she participated in Synthetis summer course in Radziejowice, Poland, where she took classes under the instruction of Marta Ptaszyńska, Mauricio Sotelo, Ondřej Adámek, and Johannes Kreidler.
In September 2018, as part of the Israeli Music Festival in Haifa, her piece Elegy for viola and chamber orchestra was performed by the violist Rivka Golani and the Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yaniv Dinur.
Currently, Na'ama is dividing her time between producing the album and composing orchestral and chamber music.