SEPF Alumnus Naomi Causby

Naomi Causby

Naomi Causby

Naomi Causby is a rising piano virtuoso and a freshman at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald. She is a Steinway Young Artist one of only a few young pianists in the world to be admitted to the roster.

She has been awarded top prizes nationally and internationally, including: First Prize in The Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition (SC), Bauru Atanta Piano Competition (GA), Seattle International Piano Competition (WA), Third Prize in the Burgos International Music Competition (Spain) and The David Dubois Piano Competition (OH), Finalist in the Blount-Slawson National Competition (AL), and various awards in Music Teachers National Association State and Regional Competitions.

She made her orchestra debut, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C minor with the Greenville Young Artist Orchestra and Greenville Symphony combined (SC). She has also performed with the South Carolina Philharmonic, performing Prokofiev 3rd Piano Concerto. She has performed on local radio and television programs such as ETV/NPR Classical Station 93.1, ETV Television, WachFox 57, and Kansas Public Radio. In the spring of 2013, Naomi will be going on a concert tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bauru, Brazil.

Naomi has participated in many summer programs including the Summer Arts Camp at Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI), Bowdoin International Music Festival (ME), International Institute of Young Musicians (KS), Southeastern Piano Festival (SC), Burgos International Music Festival(Spain), and others. She has attended numerous master classes including those with internationally recognized talents such as Gary Graffman, Robert McDonald, Emma Tahmizian, Nelita True, Christopher O’Reilly, Olga Kern, and many others.

Formerly a resident of Columbia and a student of Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers, Naomi retains strong ties to South Carolina and is a frequent guest performer at multiple venues in the state.

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