Andrew Rosenblum enjoys a multifaceted career on several different keyboard instruments, playing the roles of vocal and instrumental accompanist, chamber musician, solo artist and orchestral keyboardist. His interests range from baroque performance practice to new music and improvisation. He holds a master’s degree in collaborative piano and harpsichord from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Anita Pontremoli and Peter Bennett and received the Rosa Lobe Collaborative Piano Award. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in piano performance from the California Institute of the Arts under the tutelage of Liam Viney.
As an accompanist, Andrew feels equally at home working with instrumentalists and singers. From 2008 to 2011, he was an accompanist at the California Institute of the Arts and for several opera companies in the Los Angeles area. He was a staff accompanist at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest® in 2011 and currently works as a substitute rehearsal pianist for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. As a vocal accompanist, Andrew has performed in many prominent venues around the world, including the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall and in Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
A devoted chamber musician, Andrew was selected to participate in the Advanced Piano Trio Program at CIM in the spring of 2014 and won second prize in the 2013 Darius Milhaud Performance Prize Competition at CIM with his clarinet/violin/piano trio No Turn On Red. Andrew’s passion for new music has led him to premiere many compositions, including song cycles by Lori Laitman at Alice Tully Hall and Songfest®, and works by Mexican composer Juan Pablo Contreras at the Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de León in Guadalajara, Mexico. Highlights of his many collaborations with new music groups in Los Angeles and Cleveland include performances at The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland with CIM’s New Music Ensemble and of Elliott Carter’s Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord at LA’s REDCAT Theater, in celebration of the composer’s centennial.
Andrew has performed extensively as a harpsichord and organ continuo player with the Case/CIM Baroque Orchestra and in spring of 2014 was harpsichord soloist with the orchestra in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5. He has performed on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Music In the Galleries and MIX series, both as a harpsichordist and fortepianist. As an orchestral keyboardist, he has played celeste with the CIM Orchestra in Severance Hall, where he will return this summer to play fortepiano in Haydn’s Creation with the Credo Festival Orchestra, conducted by John Nelson.
Andrew has studied at many prestigious music festivals, including the Banff Chamber Music Residency, Aspen Music Festival, Perlman Music Program and Bang on a Can Music Festival. He has played in masterclasses for such eminent musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Thomas Hampson, Christine Brewer, Warren Jones, Jacque Ogg and Orion Weiss.