Casey Rafn

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Casey Rafn is active as a freelance pianist and musical director in the country and abroad. As a collaborative pianist, in the past year, he has performed at venues in Montreal, Mexico, New York, Florida, Arizona, and across the Midwest, and can often be found in concert with members of the Minnesota Orchestra or the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As a solo pianist, he has taken top prizes at the International Liszt-Garrison competition in Baltimore, as well as state competitions in Minnesota and Iowa. He is also a member of the saxophone-piano trio {Tres}. Based in Minneapolis, he enjoys coffee, cinema, and cats.This fall, Buchholtz begins her DMA at the University of Minnesota in collaborative piano. She earned a MM in Piano Performance as well as an Artist Certificate at UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance and a BA in Music from Luther College in Decorah, IA. Buchholtz is also the new organist and pianist at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis.