Tom Rosenberg, Cellist

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Free Admission

Glencairn Museum is pleased to partner with Bryn Athyn College to highlight opportunities for our community to support Dr. Sherri Cooper and to raise awareness for many others among us who face difficult battles with cancer. The concert will be performed by Sherri’s long-time friend and internationally acclaimed cellist Tom Rosenberg, and Philadelphia-area pianist Elise Auerbach. The concert will include pieces by Bach, Bloch, Messiaen, Popper, and others.

Tom Rosenberg and Elise Auerbach have volunteered their time and talents to support Sherri Cooper and her family, to honor organizations and initiatives that are important to her, and to highlight ways that we can join together to find effective prevention and treatments for cancer. Tom and Sherri have been friends since third grade, when they started music lessons and played in the school orchestra together.

Thomas Rosenberg is nationally known as a dynamic performer, chamber music coach, and teacher. A resident of Saint Paul, Minnesota, his activities include numerous solo and chamber music recitals, performances with the Schubert Piano Trio, The Isles Ensemble, Ladyslipper Baroque and performances as an extra musician with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Rosenberg was awarded the prestigious McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship Award in 2004. He also has received top chamber music prizes at the Munich (Germany), Portsmouth (England) and Chicago Discovery Competitions, and is a three-time Naumburg Chamber Music Award finalist. Since 1981, he has been Artistic Director of the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition through which he is a recipient of the 2007 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, the highest honor in the arts from that state. Mr. Rosenberg was a founding member of the highly acclaimed Chester String Quartet with whom he made numerous recordings and for twenty years, appeared on concert stages and live radio coast to coast in the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe. He has been solo cello of the New York Chamber Ensemble performing in all of the major concert halls in New York City, performed with jazz greats Charlie Haden and Al Foster in Carnegie Hall and appeared at many music festivals including Aspen, Newport, Banff, South Mountain, Cape May, the Grand Tetons, and the International Music Festival in San Jose, Costa Rica. As a soloist, he has been noted by the Boston Globe as displaying “beautifully inflected, noble playing with a gorgeous dark tone.” He performs on a rare cello by Lorenzo Storioni made in Cremona, Italy in 1794.

Tom is currently on the faculties of Macalester College, Carleton College and the McNally Smith College of Music teaching cello and coaching chamber music and has served as String Chamber Music Coordinator and primary chamber music coach for the University of Minnesota School of Music. He also maintains a busy private studio of pre-college cellists and chamber ensembles featuring many of the region’s most outstanding young artists and is Director of the Green Lake Chamber Music Camp in central Wisconsin. Former teaching assistant to renowned cellists and artist-teachers Paul Katz and Laurence Lesser, Tom is recipient of the 2003-4 “Master Studio Teacher Award” from the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teachers Association and has also been named “Arts Educator of the Year” by the Michigan-Indiana Arts and Sciences Council. He has led chamber music “informances” to audiences around the US, and has presented a series of lectures on the Beethoven String Quartets. During the summers he teaches and coaches at music centers such as the Tanglewood Institute, The Quartet Program where he has also been Associate Director, Icicle Creek, Bravo, the Midwest Young Artists Summer Chamber Music Camp and the Green Lake Chamber Music Festival. Recent master classes at The Cleveland Institute of Music, The Oberlin Conservatory, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, Ohio State University, The Columbus Chamber Music Connection and Suzuki Program, The Interlochen Arts Academy and Webster University in Saint Louis.

Tom is a graduate of Oberlin and the Eastman School of Music where he was teaching assistant to both Paul Katz and Laurence Lesser. Other teachers include Richard Kapuscinski, Alan Harris, Alta Mayer, and for chamber music, members of the Budapest, Juilliard, Tokyo, Guarneri, and Cleveland Quartets.

Pianist Elise Auerbach enjoys a diverse career as coach, chamber musician, and collaborative artist, performing with singers and instrumentalists throughout the region. Recent collaborations include faculty recitals at Temple, Rowan, and Immaculata Universities, and appearances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and the Croatian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She has toured twice in Germany as part of the Ribbeck-Auerbach violin and piano duo, and been broadcast live on Cincinnati classical radio WGUC. Ms. Auerbach has participated and performed at festivals in Japan, Italy, Canada, and the United States. She has appeared as soloist with the Delaware and Temple University Symphonies, given numerous solo recitals, and premiered new works for keyboard. Ms. Auerbach frequently serves as Music Director for local and regional opera companies. Former positions include Artist-in-Residence at Cheyney University, Faculty Pianist for the ASTA Summer Conference for String Education and Chamber Music, and Pianist for the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Temple Music Prep, and The Savoy Company. Currently, Ms. Auerbach serves as a coach for the Voice & Opera Department at Temple University, and orchestral pianist for Symphony in C.