My good friend and collaborator Paola Prestini just had a wonderful article in Vanity Fair written about her and her new venue, National Sawdust. In a companion piece, she listed 7 of her favorite emerging artists, and I’m honored to be among them.
“Let’s talk about rhythm. Ian David Rosenbaum is without doubt one of the best new percussionists on the scene. (He’s also—yes—another National Sawdust curator.) His rise has been meteoric—he can play absolutely anything, as he proved to me yet again when he performed in my piece, Epiphany. I love that Ian’s not just waiting around for people to ask him to perform; he’s defining the trajectory of his career by seeking out and discovering artists he’d like to work with. Bonus points for the fact that he’s wrapping up his third year of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program—he’s only the second percussionist to have been invited to become a member. In the circles I run in, that is a very big deal.”