Andrew Rosenblum: award-winning Harpsichord Virtuoso
On-Demand: January 1, 2021 – January 3, 2021
Noted for his “…beautiful shaping of phrases, his sense of color and inflection, his incisive rhythmic impulse, and his fabulous technique…,” Andrew Rosenblum enjoys a multifaceted career as a harpsichordist and pianist. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Phillips Collection, and internationally, in Mexico, Canada, Saint Lucia, Germany, and the Czech Republic. He won Second Prize in the harpsichord categories of the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition and the 2017 Prague Spring International Music Competition, where he also won the Czech Music Fund Foundation Prize for his performance of the newly commissioned work, Harpsycho, by Petr Wajsar. He soloed with Leipziger Barockorchester, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium 1704, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and played continuo for Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Haymarket Opera, Third Coast Baroque, and Three Notch’d Road. Rosenblum advanced to the semi-final round of the Cedille Records Emerging Artist Competition, which will take place in May 2021.
An avid performer of new music, Rosenblum gave the world premiere of Diana Rosenblum’s Curiosities for harpsichord in 2020, performed in the 2018 Julius Eastman Portrait Concert at the Chicago Cultural Center, and played in all three concerts of the 2017 Chicago Ustvolskaya Festival. Lauded for his “beautifully responsive…warm and inviting” playing (Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine) on Living in the Body – a two-CD set of songs by Lori Laitman (Naxos, 2019), Rosenblum also serves on the Board of Directors of Kaleidoscope MusArt, an organization that explores links between new, rarely-heard, and well-known works while featuring emerging artists and living composers. On the Piano Staff of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, as well as the Piano Faculty and Harpsichord Faculty of the Heifetz International Music Institute, he has been on the Piano Staff of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Northwestern University, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.