Dr. Raja Rahman
With NSA Since:2018
Interim President and CEO
A prize-winning graduate (BM, MM) of The Juilliard School, Canadian pianist Raja Rahman has performed worldwide with the likes of Sir Georg Solti, Valery Gergiev, and Iona Brown. Winner of several concerto competitions, Juilliard’s Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship, Artists International competition, and numerous other 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 (Weill) Hall debut took place while still at Juilliard, followed by his Lincoln Center debut (Alice Tully Hall) shortly thereafter. Sir Georg Solti became an ardent supporter of Raja’s after they performed together in Germany. Raja’s major teachers have included Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Lev Vlassenko and Byron Janis.
Passing down this great teaching tradition, Raja is Director of Piano Studies at Nevada School of the Arts. Raja began his teaching career at The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program shortly after graduation. He is regularly invited to teach masterclasses across the country.
In 2018, Raja made his highly anticipated Moscow Conservatory debut. For the 2019/20 season, Mr. Rahman has been engaged to play concerts at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a tour of Canada. He returns to a busy concert schedule mid 2022, post pandemic. With support from Steinway, he is recording his next solo piano album at Sono Luminus Studios at the same time.