Ian Rosenbaum

Ian Rosenbaum

Ian Rosenbaum (Brooklyn, NY), praised for his “excellent” and “precisely attuned” performances by the New York Times, has developed a musical breadth far beyond his years. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2009 and later that year garnered a special prize created for him at the Salzburg International Marimba Competition. Ian joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program in 2012 as only the second percussionist they have selected in their history. In addition to Yellow Barn, he has appeared at the Bay Chamber, Bridgehampton, Chamber Music Northwest, Music@Menlo, and Norfolk festivals. Highlights of the 2015-2016 season include a performance of John Luther Adams’ evening-length percussion quartet Strange and Sacred Noise, the premiere of Epiphany – a new visual and musical installation at BAM, two performances at the Phillips Collection. This season, Ian will also curate a series of programs at National Sawdust, a new venue in Brooklyn. Ian is a member of Sandbox Percussion, HOWL, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Novus NY, Time Travelers and Le Train Bleu. He has recorded for the Bridge, Innova, Naxos, and Starkland labels and is on the faculty of the Dwight School in Manhattan. Ian endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Ian Rosenbaum is a Yellow Barn festival alumni, and has participated in numerous Yellow Barn Artist Residencies and Music From Yellow Barn performances at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. He was a member of the inaugural Yellow Barn Music Haul tour in October 2015.