Nao Rohr was born in 1991 in Switzerland, and began playing the viola at the age of seven.
She received scholarships from the Hélène Fahrni Fund over many years, which gave her the possibility of pursuing an intensive musical education, which also included chamber music and orchestral playing.
After her graduation, she studied Theatre and Dance at the University of Bern for two semesters before deciding to become a professional musician. In 2013, she successfully completed her Bachelor degree at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with Prof. Patrick Jüdt.
In 2013 she began her Master’s degree in Detmold, Germany, with Prof. William Coleman with whom she is also currently studying at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg. At the same time she is completing her Pedagogy degree.
Nao Rohr has been a participant in many Festivals and Masterclasses where she received tuition from world class musicians such as Antoine Tamestit, Jean Sulem, Hariolf Schlichtig, Atar Arad, Thomas Riebl, Tatjana Masurenko and Kim Kashkashian.
An experienced performer, her orchestral training started at a very early age with the Jugendsinfonieorchester Arabesque. She has also performed with the Schweizerisches Jugendsinfonieorchester, Kammerorchester Steffisburg, Camerata Sigriswil and Junge Deutsche Sinfonie as well as having appeared multiple times as a soloist.
Currently she focusses on chamber music, and receives lessons from top-class musicians such as Corinna Belcea, Louise Hopkins, Leonhard Roczek, Wolfgang Redik, Alexander Gebert and Jens Oppermann.From April 2017 on she will study for two semesters at the Tokyo College of Music in Japan with Prof. Mazumi Tanamura.
She is member of the PROmeTheus Quartet since 2015.