Andrew Rosenblum

Rosenblum graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Piano Performance at the California Institute of the Arts.  He began his piano studies at the age of 5, and has studied at various music festivals during the summer, including Kinhaven, Meadowmount, the Perlman Music Program, Aspen, Bang On a Can, and Songfest.  When he was 17 he performed on National Public Radio’s From the Top.   In addition to playing tradtional repertoire, Andrew performs many newly composed works.   He gave a world premiere of Lori Laitman’s song cylce “Five Lovers” at Alice Tully Hall, NY in 2005, two world premieres at the Bang on a Can Festival in 2007, performed and recorded many piece written for him by composer Juan Pablo Contreras while at California Institute of the Arts, and performed “May the Bridges I Burn Light My Way” by contemporary composer Jeffrey Holmes.  Andrew performed Elliot Carter’s Quartet for Harpsichord, Cello, Oboe and Flute at RedCat in Los Angeles as part of Elliot Carter’s 100th birthday celebration.  He co-created a poetry-music collaboration with poet Ama Birch titled “Sonnets and Sonatas” which explores themes of social justice and equality as well as political and environmental issues in the world today. He and Ama premiered this work at the Emeritus College in Santa Monica. Andrew has been very active in the chamber music and opera scene in Los Angeles as well. He does freelance accompanying work for a variey of opera singers and instrumentalists.  In 2010 he performed a concert production of La Boheme with Los Angeles based opera company Opera Royale, as well as a concert production of La Traviata.  In 2008 he and tenor Blaise Claudio Pascal gave a benefit concert to raise money for the Salvation Army in the country St. Lucia, at the Royal by Rex Resorts.  He accompanies for various classes at California Institute of the Arts including the woodwind class, oboe class, and baroque chamber music class.  In 2007 he peformed Olivier Messiaen’s masterpiece “Quartet for the End of Time” at California Institute of the Arts. In 2008 Andrew performed Mozart’s concerto for two pianos and orchestra in E Flat Major, with pianist Mark Menzies and the Calarts orchestra. Andrew has also recorded music on composer Regan Remy’s award winning New Age Album “Faerie Archives” as well as recording the piano part to Regan Remy’s hour long piano concerto ballet titled “Astra.” He recorded 3 solo works, a solo Sonata, and a song cylce composed by Juan Pablo Contreras’ for Juan Pablo’s debut album “Opus 1.”  In addition to performing classical music, Andrew loves to play and study world music, and studied for 4 years with the Balinese music ensemble Burat Wangi, at Calarts.  In 2009 Andrew went to Bali to perform and study with Burat Wangi for 3 weeks.  Andrew is also teaches several piano students privately and is passionate about teaching.  He has taught  several music workshops to handicapped and blind children with his free improvisation world music group called Stream, and continues to look for ways to educate children about world music, and about the exciting and inspiring process of composing and improvising one’s own music.

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