Ian David Rosenbaum

Still only 25 years of age, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum 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.

However, it is in the sphere of chamber music performance that Mr. Rosenbaum has achieved his greatest success. He has performed with the acclaimed So Percussion group and has appeared at the Norfolk, Yellow Barn and Chamber Music Northwest Festivals as well as with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

This season, Mr. Rosenbaum will join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program as only the second percussionist they have selected in their history. Other highlights include a return to the Kennedy Center with Andy Akiho’s genre- bending group Foundry, a rare performance of Gérard Grisey’s Le Noir de l’Etoile and shows with pianist Vicky Chow and violinist Ariana Kim.
Mr. Rosenbaum is a founding member of Le Train Bleu, Novus NY and Sandbox percussion. He has recorded for Bridge, Cantaloupe, Innova and Naxos and recently joined the faculty of the Peabody Institute’s preparatory program. Mr. Rosenbaum endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets.