solo & contemporary chamber pianist
Pianist Thomas Rosenkranz has performed on four continents and is in demand internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and artist teacher. He is the recipient of the Classical Music Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association. As a Cultural Ambassador sponsored by the U.S. Department of State he often travels to North Africa and the Middle East promoting goodwill through his performances of masterclasses. He has been featured in such venues as the Kennedy Center, Miller Theatre, (Le) Poisson Rouge, as well as festivals worldwide at Lincoln Center, June in Buffalo, Music in the Mountains, Intermedia, Shanghai New Music Week, Hell Hot! in Hong Kong, Vianden in Luxembourg, and the Carthage International and October Musicale in Tunisia. He has appeared as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony, the National Orchestra of Beirut, and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra of Seattle.
Since 2006 Dr. Rosenkranz has been a member of the summer faculty at the soundSCAPE festival in Italy which celebrates the work of emerging composers through commissions and premiere performances. He was visiting profesor of piano as the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China in 2011 for a series of masterclasses, lectures, and concerts. He will return to China this May for a ten city solo tour.
Dr. Rosenkranz completed an undergraduate degree at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Robert Shannon and earned graduate degrees at the Eastman School of music (MM, DMA), where he studied with and was a teaching assistant to Nelita True. On behalf of the Presser Foundation of Music, he studied with Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen in Paris as one of her last students. He is currently a member of the piano faculty at the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Thomas will be performing Lera Auerbach’s Ten Dreams
and John Adams’s Road Movies
in the [Untitled] Festival’s concert DREAMING on March 28, 2012.