A Chicago-based pianist and harpsichordist, Andrew Rosenblum is passionate about exploring great pieces of music from across every period of composition. As a harpsichordist, he won second prize in both the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition and the 2017 Prague Spring International Music Competition. An experienced collaborator, Rosenblum has been on the staff of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Northwestern University, and has performed with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, Collegium 1704, Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Haymarket Opera, Third Coast Baroque, and Three Notch'd Road. He is a member of the Harpsichord and Piano Faculty of the Heifetz International Music Institute.
"His beautiful shaping of phrases, his sense of color and inflection, his incisive rhythmic impulse, plus his fabulous technique all combined to help us figure out and learn this new score. We highly recommend Andrew Rosenblum as a fabulous pianist and a musician of depth and integrity."
Cellist Sharon Robinson and Violinist Jaime Laredo
Photo Credit: Aleksandr Karjaka at Karjaka Studios.
I am thrilled to embark on the journey of this year's concert season, which will include collaborations with some of my favorite ensembles and musicians: Haymarket Opera, Third Coast Baroque, Fourth Coast Ensemble, Three Notch'd Road, Apollo Chorus of Chicago, Chicago Chorale, Maria Sumareva, Shanna Pranaitis Gutierrez, Seth Parker Woods, and Heather Wittels; and performances in Chicago, Miami, Washington, D.C., Colorado, Virginia, La Jolla, CA and Chisinau, Moldova.
Other highlights of this season include: a December 2019 release on Naxos of Living in the Body, a two-CD set of songs by Lori Laitman that I am playing on; my continuing work as a pianist for the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Music of the Baroque Chorus; new recording projects with composers Lori Laitman and Ryan Packard, Fourth Coast Ensemble, pianist Maria Sumareva, soprano Maureen McKay, violinist Tarn Travers, and principal trumpeter of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Balio.
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In May 2017, Andrew won second prize in the in the 69th annual Prague Spring International Music Competition, harpsichord category. He was also awarded The Czech Music Fund Foundation Prize for best performance of the commissioned work, Harpsycho, by Petr Wajsar.
The prize-winning performance of Harypsycho can be heard starting at 42:58 of Andrew's semifinal round at the following link: https://vltava.rozhlas.cz/video-v-prestizni-soutezi-prazskeho-jara-souperili-mladi-cembaliste-zname-viteze-5606092.
Here are the links to Andrew's final round, where he played Bach's Concerto for Flute, Violin, Harpsichord, and Strings in A minor, BWV 1044, in cooperation with members of Collegium 1704, and Bohuslav Martinů's Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra H. 246, in cooperation with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vojtěch Spurný.
Bach Concerto BWV 1044: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwq-kkJNNqY&t=76m7s
Martinů Concerto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwq-kkJNNqY&t=99m55s
To listen to YouTube videos of various past performances, click here.
To listen to audio samples from past performances and recordings, click here.