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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 2017-2018 season include The Industry’s world premiere production of Galileo, with music by Andy Akiho and a libretto by Yuval Sharon, a ten-city tour of the West Coast with Sandbox Percussion, and the world premiere of there is no one, not even the wind by John Luther Adams with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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 Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth mallets, and Remo drumheads.


The War Below (2018, NS Tracks)
Andy Akiho’s sophomore album features his new septet, recorded by myself, The Knights, Vicky Chow, and Andy.

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.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival LIVE (2014)
Featuring Howard Shore’s A Palace Upon the Ruins

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