International performer and recording artist Victor Rosenbaum will give a free noontime lecture on May 5 and an evening recital in the Music Recital Hall on May 6 featuring works by Brahms, Schubert, Mozart and Chopin.
Rosenbaum has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber music performer. Described by the Boston Globe as “one of those artists who make up for all the drudgery the habitual concertgoer endures in the hopes of finding the real, right thing,” he has collaborated with such artists as Leonard Rose, Paul Katz, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Mann, Joseph Silverstein, Malcolm Lowe, and the Brentano and Cleveland String Quartets, among others.
His highly praised recording of Schubert, which Classical disCDigest described as “a powerful and poignant record of human experience,” is on Bridge Records. The release of the last three Beethoven sonatas on the same label was named by American Record Guide critic Alan Becker as one of the top 10 classical recordings of 2005 and Susan Kagan of Fanfare wrote of that disc: “Victor Rosenbaum's rewarding interpretation can sit proudly among the best.” A recent CD on the Fleur de Son label features music of Schubert and a Mozart disc on the same label will be forthcoming.
A renowned teacher, Rosenbaum has given master classes at London's Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School, the conservatories of St. Petersburg and Moscow, and such other institutions as the Menuhin School, the Toho School in Tokyo and the Jerusalem Music Center.
He was Visiting Professor of Piano at the Eastman School, a guest teacher at Juilliard, and gives lectures, workshops, and master classes for teachers and students both in the United States and abroad. He is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, the New England Conservatory, where he formerly chaired the piano department, and the Longy School of Music, where he served as director and president from 1985 to 2001.
Tickets for the recital are available online at www.Zaptix.com or at the Music Publicity Office in Bldg. 24, room 142. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for non-students. The concert starts at 8 p.m.
For more information call (909) 869-3554 or visit www.class.cpp.edu/mu/.