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Praised for his “excellent” and “precisely attuned” performances by the New York Times, 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.

Mr. Rosenbaum joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program in 2012 as only the second percussionist they have selected in their history. He has appeared at the Bay Chamber, Bridgehampton, Chamber Music Northwest, Music@Menlo, Norfolk, and Yellow Barn festivals.

Highlights of the 2016-2017 season include the world premiere of Quixote, an evening- length theatrical work with music by Amy Beth Kirsten and direction by Mark DeChiazza, a visit to the Adam Chamber Music Festival in New Zealand, and world premieres by Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, Thomas Kotcheff, and Polina Nazaykinskaya, among others.

In early 2017, Mr. Rosenbaum released his first solo album, Memory Palace, on VIA Records. It features five commissions from the last several years and includes collaborations with Brooklyn Rider and Gina Izzo.

Mr. Rosenbaum is a member of Sandbox Percussion, HOWL, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Foundry, and Novus NY. He has recorded for the Bridge, Innova, Naxos, and Starkland labels and is on the faculty of the Dwight School in Manhattan. Mr. Rosenbaum endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets.


Memory Palace (2017, VIA Records)
My debut solo album, including commissions by Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, David Crowell, Tawnie Olson and Paola Prestini with appearances by Brooklyn Rider and Gina Izzo.

Patrick Castillo: The Quality of Mercy (2015, Innova Records)
Vocal and chamber works by Patrick Castillo.

Martin Bresnick: Prayers Remain Forever (2014, Starkland Records)
Six new chamber works by Martin Bresnick, including my recording of a piece I helped commission, A Message from the Emperor.

Music@Menlo LIVE (2014, disc 6)
Featuring George Crumb’s American Songbook II: A Journey Beyond Time with Randall Scarlata, Gilbert Kalish, Florian Conzetti, Christopher Froh, Ayano Kataoka, and I.

Paul Lansky: Textures and Threads (2014, Bridge Records)
A new recording of Threads with my group Time Travelers: Gwen Burgett, Ayano Kataoka, Svet Stoyanov and myself.

Music@Menlo LIVE (2013, disc 1)
Featuring Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Wu Han and Gilbert Kalish, piano and Christopher Froh and I, percussion.

No One To Know One – Andy Akiho (2011, Innova Records)
Percussion on Ki Iro, to wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem, and NO one To kNOW one

Tango Distinto – Achilles Liarmakopoulos (2011, Naxos Records)
Marimba and trombone arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Nightclub 1960