Ian David Rosenbaum


Ian David Rosenbaum Photo credit: Matt Fried

Praised for his “excellent” and “precisely attuned” performances by the New York Times, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum has developed a musical breadth far beyond his years. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2009 and later that year garnered a special prize created for him at the Salzburg International Marimba Competition. He joined The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two) in 2012 as only the second percussionist in the program’s history. He has appeared at the Bay Chamber, Bridgehampton, Chamber Music Northwest, Music@Menlo, Norfolk, and Yellow Barn festivals. Highlights of the 2018-19 season include performances of Viet Cuong’s concerto Re(new)al with Sandbox Percussion and four orchestras, a 10-day tour of China with The Percussion Collective, and an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. In 2017 he released his first full-length solo album, Memory Palace, on VIA Records. It features five commissions from the last several years and includes collaborations with Brooklyn Rider and Gina Izzo. He is a member of Sandbox Percussion, HOWL, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Foundry, and Metropolis Ensemble. He has recorded for the Bridge, Innova, Naxos, and Starkland labels and is on the faculty of the Dwight School in Manhattan. Mr. Rosenbaum performs on Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth mallets, and Remo drumheads.