The Medallion Opera House in Gorham, with sponsorship from Music in the Great North Woods, is thrilled to bring Raja Rahman to play a program of Beethoven and Bach at Gorham Town Hall’s Medallion Opera House on Saturday, November 10, at 2:30 pm. Described by the NY Sunday Times as a “powerhouse pianist,” the prize-winning Canadian virtuoso is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Raja Rahman has performed worldwide with Sir Georg Solti, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Iona Brown. Winner of concerto competitions, Juilliard’s Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship, International Concert Artists competition, and numerous other prestigious awards, Raja’s career has taken him all over the world in concert as both soloist and chamber musician.
Collaborations have included performances with cellist Matt Haimovitz, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet and the San Francisco Symphony. Mr. Rahman’s Carnegie Hall debut took place while still at Juilliard, followed by his Lincoln Center debut shortly thereafter. Sir Georg Solti became an ardent supporter of Raja’s after they performed together in Germany. Teachers have included Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Lev Vlassenko and Byron Janis.
For the last 20 years, Raja has been Director of Piano Studies at Nevada School of the Arts where he teaches a studio of 20 students. He was awarded a Proclamation from the Mayor in recognition of his efforts to expand culture there. Raja, who co-stars in the magic and music duo “Jarrett & Raja,” has appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent as a semifinalist, the CW Network, ABC’s “Shark Tank,” “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and the BBC. Currently he is touring the East Coast and can be seen in his 5th season on The CW’s “Masters of Illusion.”
No tickets are required, due to underwriting by the non-profit organization, Music in the Great North Woods, but donations will be enthusiastically accepted for this rare appearance.