Ian David Rosenbaum


Ian David Rosenbaum Photo credit: Matt Fried

Praised for his “spectacular performances” (Wall Street Journal), and his “unfailing virtuosity” (Chicago Tribune), percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum has developed a musical breadth far beyond his years. As a passionate advocate for contemporary music, he has premiered over one hundred new chamber and solo works. He has collaborated with and championed the music of established and emerging composers alike, from Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, and Amy Beth Kirsten to John Luther Adams, George Crumb, and Paola Prestini. In 2017, he released his first full-length solo album, Memory Palace, on NS Tracks. It features five of his commissions as well as collaborations with Brooklyn Rider and flutist Gina Izzo. He has appeared at the Bay Chamber, Bridgehampton, Chamber Music Northwest, Music@Menlo, and Yellow Barn festivals, and has collaborated with the Dover Quartet and Brooklyn Rider. In 2012 he joined CMS’s Bowers Program program as only the second percussionist they have selected in their history. Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include the world premiere of Seven Pillars, an evening-length multidisciplinary work by Andy Akiho at the Mondavi Center, performances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and debuts at the Moab Music Festival, Rockport Music, and Dumbarton Oaks. He is on faculty at the Mannes School of Music and a member of Sandbox Percussion, the Percussion Collective, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Mr. Rosenbaum performs with Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth mallets, and Remo drumheads.