Still only 25 years of age, 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.
However, it is in the sphere of chamber music performance that Mr. Rosenbaum has achieved his greatest success. He has performed with the acclaimed So Percussion group and has appeared at the Norfolk, Yellow Barn and Chamber Music Northwest festivals as well as with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. At the conclusion of Yellow Barn, artistic director Seth Knopp said, “Ian Rosenbaum’s music-making is informed by a wonderful intelligence, interpretive insight and prodigious control. But above all, it is his openness of approach that makes him an unusually sensitive artist and collaborator.”
This season, Mr. Rosenbaum joins the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program as only the second percussionist they have selected in their history. Other highlights of the 2012/2013 season include a return to the Kennedy Center with Andy Akiho’s genre-bending group Foundry, a faculty recital at the Peabody Institute, a rare performance of Gérard Grisey’s Le Noir de l’Etoile in Dallas and shows with pianist Vicky Chow and violinist Ariana Kim.
Mr. Rosenbaum is a founding member of Le Train Bleu, Novus NY, Sandbox percussion and Time Travelers. He has recorded for the Bridge, Cantaloupe, Innova and Naxos labels and recently joined the faculties of the Peabody Institute’s preparatory program and the Dwight School. Mr. Rosenbaum endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets.