|Genres||Contemporary Music, International Music|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Professor of Piano|
|Years active||1990s – Present|
Thomas Rosenkranz is a contemporary American pianist, noted for performances of modern and international music.
Rosenkranz, born in 1977, studied with Robert Shannon at the Oberlin Conservatory and with Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music where he received a Doctoral degree in Performance and was awarded the Performer's Certificate. He also studied privately with Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen in Paris.
The Eastman School of Music is the professional school of music of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. It was established in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman.
Yvonne Loriod was a French pianist, teacher, and composer, and the second wife of composer Olivier Messiaen. Her sister was the Ondes Martenot player Jeanne Loriod.
Rosenkranz was the National Winner of the MTNA Collegiate Piano Competition in 1999 and was awarded the Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association in 2003. His recital activities have taken him throughout the world with performances at the Lincoln Center (New York), Kennedy Center (D.C.), 92nd Street Y (New York), Hilbert Circle Theatre (Indianapolis), Poly Theatre (Beijing), National Concert Hall (Shanghai), L'Acropolium (Carthage), Théâtre de la Ville (Tunis), Shanghai Contemporary Festival (Shanghai), International House of Tokyo (Tokyo), and Poly Theatre (Beijing). He has appeared as soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Beirut, Northwest Chamber Orchestra and was the featured soloist for the Oberlin Orchestra's 2006 Tour of China.
The American Pianists Association is a performing arts organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, that holds two national, quadrennial piano competitions in alternating 2-year cycles: the Classical Fellowship Awards and the Jazz Fellowship Awards. Only American citizens ages 18–30 are eligible to compete. The organization hosts a recital series in non-competition years. The Fellowship Awards are among the most lucrative piano prizes in the world, valued at over $100,000.
92nd Street Y (92Y) is a cultural and community center located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, USA, at the corner of East 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Its full name is 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YM-YWHA). It is not part of the YMCA.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is a major American orchestra based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Rosenkranz has appeared onstage with many notable contemporary musicians, including Nicole Cabell, Alarm Will Sound, Siouxsie Sioux, Steve Reich, Signal Ensemble, and So Percussion. He has also worked directly with many notable contemporary composers including George Crumb, Frederic Rzewski, John Adams (composer), and Steve Reich.
Nicole Cabell is an American opera singer. She is best known as the 2005 winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member chamber orchestra that focuses on recordings and performances of contemporary classical music. Its performances have been described as "equal parts exuberance, nonchalance, and virtuosity" by the Financial Times and as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The New York Times said that Alarm Will Sound is "one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene."
Susan Janet Ballion, known professionally as Siouxsie Sioux, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976–1996) and the drums-and-voice duo The Creatures (1981–2005). Siouxsie and the Banshees released 11 studio albums and had several UK Top 20 singles including "Hong Kong Garden", "Happy House", "Peek-a-Boo", plus a US Billboard Top 25 hit "Kiss Them for Me". With the Creatures, Siouxsie recorded four studio albums and the hit single "Right Now". She has also sung with artists such as Morrissey and John Cale. After disbanding The Creatures in the mid-2000s, she has continued as a solo artist, using the name Siouxsie, and released Mantaray in 2007.
As an Artistic Ambassador sponsored by the United States Department of State, Rosenkranz has traveled to Tunisia more than a dozen times to perform with local Tunisian musicians at such notable venues as the Roman Amphitheatre of Carthage and the Tabarka Jazz Festival. In the summer of 2009 he returned as a cultural specialist in a unique collaboration with the American Embassy of Tunisia where he presented a recital and a week-long master class for the region's most promising pianists. His 2008 solo tour of China and Inner Mongolia included stops in Dalian, Shenyang, and in Dashiqiao where he presented the first public piano recital in the history of the city. He continues to travel to Taiwan each year to give concerts and master classes at Tunghai University and the National Hualien School of Education.
In addition to his concert engagements, the education of musicians plays an important role in his musical activities. He has been presented in master class at such notable institutions as the Shanghai Conservatory, Shenyang Conservatory, and Northwestern University. He has been Artist-in-Residence at the Institutes of Music of Beirut and Tunis and each summer teaches courses on contemporary music and improvisation at the SoundScape Festival in Italy. He was the founder of the Hawaii Institute for Contemporary Music and has served as a jury member at the Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival. A former faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Bowling Green State University, he is currently on the faculty at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a public co-educational research university as well as the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi system. The school is located in Mānoa, an affluent neighborhood of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaiʻi, United States, approximately three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu and one mile (1.6 km) from Ala Moana and Waikīkī. The campus occupies the eastern half of the mouth of Mānoa Valley. The John A. Burns School of Medicine, part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, is located in Kakaʻako, adjacent to the Kakaʻako Waterfront Park. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges from the western mainland U.S. and is governed by the Hawaii State Legislature and a semi-autonomous board of regents, which in turn, hires a president to be administrator. This university campus also houses the main offices of the entire University of Hawaiʻi system.
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a large, primarily residential, public research university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The 1,338-acre (541.5 ha) main academic and residential campus is located 15 miles (24 km) south of Toledo, Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research facilities in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. The institution was granted a charter in 1910 as a normal school, specializing in teacher training and education, as part of the Lowry Normal School Bill that authorized two new normal schools in the state of Ohio. Over the university's history, it developed from a small rural normal school into a comprehensive public university.
Triple Quartet is a piece written by Steve Reich in 1998. It was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Kronos Quartet, and was premiered by them on May 22, 1999 in the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. As the name suggests, the triple quartet is written for three string quartets, each containing 2 violins, a viola and a cello. However, it is designed to be performed by only one string quartet through the use of prerecorded tracks for the other 8 voices.
George Theophilus Walker was an American composer, pianist, and organist, who was the first African American to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He received the Pulitzer for his work Lilacs in 1996.
Phillip Bush is an American classical pianist, with a career focusing primarily on chamber music and contemporary classical music.
Eighth Blackbird is an American contemporary music sextet that is based in Chicago, Illinois, United States and composed of flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello. Their name derives from the eighth stanza of Wallace Stevens' poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.
Enrique Graf is a Uruguayan born, American naturalized musician.
Alan Feinberg is an American classical pianist. He has premiered over 300 works by such composers as John Adams (composer), Milton Babbitt, John Harbison, Charles Ives, Steve Reich, and Charles Wuorinen, as well as the premiere of Mel Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning Duplicates. He is an experienced performer of both classical and contemporary music and is well known for recitals that pair old and new music.
Enrico Pace is an Italian pianist of international renown.
Igor Lazko, , is a Russian classical pianist who has made a distinguished international career as performer, recording artist and teacher of other pianists.
Boris Berman is a Russian pianist and pedagogue.
Joseph Banowetz is an American-born pianist, pedagogue, author, and editor, currently teaching at the University of North Texas. Banowetz is an expert on the music of the Russian Romantic Composer, Anton Rubinstein.
Vardan Mamikonian is an Armenian pianist, and also a naturalised French citizen.
William David Black was an American pianist and teacher.
Randall Hodgkinson is an acclaimed American pianist. He won the International American Music Competition in 1981 which was sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation. He was also a winner in the J.S.Bach International Competition and received the Tanglewood Music Center's Cabot Award in 1971. Hodgkinson made his European orchestral debut in 1985 with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome. Later in 1986, he made his formal New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall. He has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Concord Orchestra, the Iceland Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome, and had successful collaborations with Leonard Bernstein and Gunther Schuller. He was a featured artist on the Bosendorfer Concert Series aired over WNYC – FM in New York City and has recorded for the Albany, Nonesuch, CRI and New World labels.
Antonio Pompa-Baldi is an Italian-American pianist. The first prize winner of the 1999 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Pompa-Baldi also was a top prize winner of the 1998 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition and the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He continues to regularly perform internationally as a recitalist, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist with such orchestras as the Boston Pops, Houston Symphony, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, and the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France under such conductors as Hans Graf, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Theodore Kuchar. Additionally, Pompa-Baldi currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music and as honorary guest professor and visiting professor at three universities in China, including the China Conservatory of Music.
Xie Jingxian is a Han Chinese pianist from Shanghai. She is also known by her English name, Jane Xie.
Charlie Albright is an American-born classical pianist, composer, and improviser. He is an official Steinway Artist, 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist (2010) and former Young Concert Artist. He graduated from Harvard College (B.A.) and the New England Conservatory (M.M.) as the first classical pianist in the schools' five-year BA/MM Joint Program, was named the Leverett House Artist in Residence for 2011–2012, and was one of the 15 Most Interesting Seniors of the Harvard College Class of 2011. He graduated from the Juilliard School of Music with his post-graduate Artist Diploma (A.D.) in 2014.
George Li is a Chinese American concert pianist who was a recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and silver medalist of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Gregory Haimovsky is a pianist, writer, and pedagogue. He graduated from Moscow Conservatory in 1950. In the era of Stalin's anti-Semitism, like the fate of many of his contemporaries-musicians, Haimovsky’s destiny as a performer was thwarted. Immediately after his graduation concert, despite the formal characterization of the conservatory’s administration noting him as an "extremely gifted pianist, outstanding performing abilities ...," he was kicked out of Moscow by the communist regime to Russia’s remote provinces, where, except for a short period of creative work in Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory, he spent 16 years isolated from concert stages. However, in 1966 Haimovsky returned to Moscow and entered the mainstream of the capital's musical life as a pianist and writer on music and musicians.
Cármelo de los Santos is a violinist from Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. He plays a Carl Becker violin, 1929.
Eric Lamb is an American flutist and Altus performing artist who performs and teaches across the United States and Europe.
Samuel Grodin is an American pianist, lecturer and teacher. Grodin's teachers have included Nina Scolnik, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Antoinette Perry, Marc Durand, Joseph Kalichstein, Sharon Mann, Craig Richey, and Lucinda Carver. Grodin has worked with Emanuel Ax, Blanca Uribe, Dominique Weber, and Stephen Hough in master classes. He teaches piano at Los Angeles Pierce College.