Andrew Rosenblum, harpsichord
$15 | $10 Seniors & Students
In preparation for the 2018 Bach Competition in Leipzig, Andrew will present this recital of solo harpsichord works, mostly by J.S. Bach, but also François Couperin and Johann Kuhnau.
Andrew Rosenblum is a Chicago-based pianist, harpsichordist, conductor, and teacher. In
May 2017, Andrew won second prize in the harpsichord category of the 69th annual
Prague Spring International Music Competition. He also won the prize for best
performance of Harpsycho by Petr Wajsar, which was commissioned for the competition.
His 2017-2018 season will include his conducting debut at the National Gallery of Art
with the New York Opera Society on Gisle Kverdokk's opera Letters from Ruth, rehearsal
piano work with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Music of the Baroque Chorus, and
Northwestern University Opera Theatre, performances of Monteverdi opera selections
with Third Coast Baroque at the Italian Consulate in Chicago, performances at the Logan
Center for the Arts and PianoForte Chicago as part of the 2017 Ustvolskaya Festival, and
recordings of the music of Lori Laitman for multiple upcoming CD releases.
Andrew performed as the harpsichord soloist in Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5,
withYo-Yo Ma and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in December, 2015. In October and
November 2015, he was the pianist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Opera in the
Neighborhoods” production of Second Nature by Matthew Aucoin, which was performed
for 18,000 children in the Chicago area.
Andrew joined the collaborative piano faculty of the Heifetz International Music Institute
in June 2015, returning in the summers of 2016 and 2017. He currently works as a pianist
for vocal and instrumental studios at DePaul and Northwestern Universities, and prior to
moving to Chicago worked as a staff pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music, staff
pianist for the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest®, rehearsal pianist for the
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, and choral pianist for Cleveland State University Choirs. As
a rehearsal pianist, he has helped soloists prepare for concerto performances with many
leading orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He teaches harpsichord, piano, and
composition privately in the Chicago area.
Andrew received his master's degree in collaborative piano and harpsichord from the
Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Anita Pontremoli, Joela Jones, Peter
Bennett, and Janina Ceaser. He currently studies harpsichord privately with
harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour.