32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

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First Name
Rachel Naomi


Date of Birth
07 Apr 1987


Permanent Address
57 Park Terrace West #4F
New York
NY 10034

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A major K.332 3
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A minor K.175 4
Johannes Brahms Paganini Variations Book I 13

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Aaron Copland Cat and Mouse 3
Claude Debussy Etude No.1 pour les cinq doigts d'après Monsieur Czerny 3
Claude Debussy Etude No.2 pour les tierces (thirds) 3
Claude Debussy Etude No.3 pour les quartes (fourths) 4
Carl Vine Piano Sonata No.1 Yes 17

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
J.S. Bach French Overture BWV831 in B minor 21
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No.18 Op.31 No.3 in E flat major 18
Samuel Barber Sonata Op.26 in E flat minor 21

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Beethoven: Sonata No 9 Op 47 (‘Kreutzer’)

Piano Quintet

Dvořák: Piano Quintet No 2 in A major Op 81

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 21 in C major K467

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Brahms: Concerto No 2 in B flat major Op 83

Audition video


NAOMI has been captivating audiences with her "stunning virtuosity" and "miracle of flawless technique and expressive versatility" as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. NAOMI made her orchestral debut at age sixteen with the Chicago and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. Further highlights include performances at the Tivoli Festival in Denmark, Bergen Festival in Norway, Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Cortot in Paris, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

Winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award and prizewinner in U.S. National Chopin and Dublin competitions, NAOMI was twice invited to participate in Carnegie Hall's Professional Training Workshops with pianists Emanuel Ax and Andras Schiff. Born in Washington D.C. to Japanese-Korean parents, she began her studies with the late Emilio del Rosario, and later studied with Kum-Sing Lee, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Joseph Kalichstein, Richard Goode, and Gilbert Kalish.


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