Rainer Crosett

Rainer Crosett, cello (North Andover, MA), has performed at venues ranging from Boston's Symphony and Jordan Halls to Carnegie Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Rainer won the 2015 New England Conservatory Lower Strings Concerto Competition, which resulted in a Jordan Hall performance of Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" with the NEC Philharmonia, under the direction of Hugh Wolff. He has also appeared at music festivals including IMS Prussia Cove, La Jolla SummerFest, Aspen, and Sarasota, and collaborated in performance with artists including Robert Levin, Seth Knopp, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony Marwood, Vivian Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, and the Parker Quartet. A graduate of the Harvard-New England Conservatory Joint Program, Rainer received his M.M. from New England Conservatory, where he studied with Paul Katz, and his A.B. magna cum laude in Philosophy from Harvard, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Also during his time at Harvard, he was the recipient of the Lucy Allen Paton Prize for excellence in the humanities and fine arts, the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding achievement on his senior thesis, and an Artist Development Fellowship. He is currently pursuing further graduate studies with Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California. Past Yellow Barn musician (Summer 2014-2015).