An alumnus of the prestigious Julliard School in New York City, John Nauman possesses an innate ability to produce beautiful, complex, and powerful piano music. Distinguished as an International Steinway Artist, Nauman has performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and many others.
His playing has taken him across the globe, including performances at the Saint John’s Smith Square in London, the Davos Music Festival in Switzerland, and throughout Japan with the famous violinist Ayako Yonetani. John Nauman has earned rave reviews from leading media outlets across the country, including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. In addition, Nauman was featured on the ABC series Nightline and in the book The Ivory Trade by Joseph Horowitz.
Currently seeking to enhance his musical acumen, John Nauman is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Arizona, where he won the 2008-2009 Arizona Repertory Theater Award for his performance of “…and Jonathan Loved David.” As a recipient of the Van Cliburn Scholarship, Nauman earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Julliard, where he later served as a teacher in the pre-college division. During his time at the institution, John Nauman had the opportunity to learn under Sascha Gorodnitzki, Herbert Stessin, and other famous musicians.
Over the course of his career, John Nauman has released several albums on a number of labels. His most recent offering, Piano Music of Ricky Ian Gordon, is available from Blue Griffin Recording, Inc. Nauman previously worked with Gordon on the 2001 release Bright Eyed Joy: The Songs of Ricky Ian Gordon, which featured an assortment of other musicians. His other albums include a collaborative effort on classical pieces with cellist Adam Grabois and the solo album Fantasy, containing works from Liszt and Scriabin.