Melivia Raharjo is a visiting academic specialist in collaborative piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Born in Indonesia, she is an avid collaborative pianist and has appeared in chamber performances with renowned artists such as the Takács Quartet, Roger Vignoles, Jaime Laredo, Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler, Mark Kosower, and Richard Weiss.
One of the official pianists of the 11th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 2022, she was awarded special prizes for best performances of the Mozart and Beethoven sonatas with gold medalist Sirena Huang. She also has been playing for the cello master class program in Hidden Valley Music Seminar since 2022.
Raharjo is a Music Academy of the West alumna and won the Duo Competition with violist Keoni Bolding in 2021. As part of the prize package, they performed a recital in Santa Barbara for which they created a program including special lighting effects to enhance its theme of night, from dusk through dawn. The recital also included the world premiere of Conrad Tao’s “Churn.”
Previously, she worked as a staff pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Anita Pontremoli for her master’s degree and artist diploma in collaborative piano.
Raharjo discovered her passion in collaborating with other musicians while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, studying with Albert Tiu. Performing with other musicians who are passionate about music brings so much joy to her life she hopes that their performances inspire others to play more chamber music in the future.