Rainer Crosett

Rainer Crosett, cello (Boston, MA), has performed on major stages throughout the U.S. and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. He was the recipient of the 2018 Pierre Fournier Award, which resulted in his debut recital at Wigmore Hall. His engagements with orchestra have included concerto appearances with the Houston Symphony and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. In addition to Yellow Barn, he has participated in The Perlman Music Program, Prussia Cove, Stavanger K&MFest, La Jolla SummerFest, Trondheim Kammermusikkfestival, and Music@Menlo. Past collaborations include performances with artists such as Robert Levin, Anthony Marwood, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Cho-Liang Lin, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, and Kim Kashkashian. Rainer currently lives in Berlin, where he is completing graduate studies at the University of the Arts with Jens Peter Maintz. He holds an A.B. magna cum laude in Philosophy from Harvard, a M.M. from New England Conservatory, and an A.D. from the University of Southern California. His previous teachers include Paul Katz and Ralph Kirshbaum. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2014, 2015, 2017)