Andrew Rosenblum

Andrew Rosenblum enjoys a multifaceted career as a pianist and harpsichordist. He has performed with singers and instrumentalists at major venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center. Rosenblum 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 has soloed with Leipziger Barockorchester, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium 1704 and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has played continuo for Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Haymarket Opera, Third Coast Baroque, and Three Notch’d Road.

Rosenblum performed George Walker’s Sonata for Cello and Piano with cellist Seth Parker Woods in The Warmth of Other Suns at the Phillips Collection, an event selected as one of the top 10 performances of 2019 by Washington Classical Review. He and Woods will perform this work alongside music by Felix Mendelssohn, Florence Price, and Robert Schumann in concerts at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD during the 2020-21 season.

A strong advocate for new music, he performed in the 2018 Julius Eastman Portrait Concert at the Chicago Cultural Center, and all three concerts of the 2017 Chicago Ustvolskaya Festival. Since 2016, he has been a member of Memoria Nova Ensemble (Shanna Pranaitis, flutes; Andrew Rosenblum, keyboards), which programs less frequently performed works from across the spectrum of musical history, and since 2018 he has been on the Board of Directors of Kaleidoscope MusArt, Inc., a Miami based concert-presenting non-profit organization that explores links between new, rarely-heard and well-known works.

Rosenblum has received critical acclaim for his recordings of the art songs of Lori Laitman; Colin Clarke described his playing on Naxos’ 2019 release Living in the Body as “beautifully responsive…warm and inviting” (Fanfare Magazine), and Robert A. Moore, in his review of Acis’ 2021 release Are Women People?, described him as “sensitive…wonderfully attentive to the nuances of the pieces” (American Record Guide).

His musical work extends beyond his career as a pianist and harpsichordist. He made his conducting debut in September 2017, in the New York Opera Society’s production of Gisle Kverndokk’s musical Letters from Ruth at the National Gallery of Art, earning praise for his “delicately spun out” and “controlled rendition” (Harry Rose, Washington Classical Review). In 2020, he was invited to give a lecture and a masterclass on the passions and cantatas of J.S. Bach for the Vocal Studies Program at the University of Chicago.

Rosenblum works as a rehearsal pianist for the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Music of the Baroque Chorus. Since 2015, he has been on the Piano Faculty of the Heifetz International Music Institute, where he also served on the harpsichord faculty for the inaugural Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop in 2019. He has been on the piano staffs of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Northwestern University, Cleveland Institute of Music and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.