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Richard Rosenberg

Richard Rosenberg has been the artistic director and conductor of the Union Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of California, the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, Hot Springs Music Festival and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Maestro Rosenberg also served on the conducting staffs of the Baltimore Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, the London Classical Players and the Aspen Festival, and as Interim Director of Orchestras at the University of Michigan. As a guest conductor, he has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Miami City Ballet, and orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He has led residencies at Oberlin College, the University of Kansas and Southeastern Louisiana and Louisiana State Universities. Recent engagements include concerts with the Orchestra Başkent, Kärntner Symphony, Festival Música nas Montanhas, Orchestra of Bahia Blanca, Smetana Philharmonic, Sacramento Symphony, I Musici di Praha, Orquesta Filarmonica de Montevideo, Symphonischen Patentorchester München, The Orquesta Sinfónica de Caracas, Vancouver Island Symphony, Orchestra Filarmonica Calabria, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Toruń Symphony Orchestra and the Carvalho Orquestra.

Mr. Rosenberg’s teachers include Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Sir Roger Norrington, as well as apprenticeships with Friedrich Cerha, Günther Herbig, Julius Herford, Margaret Hillis, Fritz Jahoda, Eugen Jochum, Carlos Kleiber, Erich Leinsdorf, Giuseppe Patané, Jerzy Semkow and Robert Shaw. He was an active participant in master classes with Pierre Boulez, Aaron Copland, Jussi Jalas, Lorin Maazel, Julius Rudel, Sir Georg Solti and Walter Weller. His training also includes studies at Yale University with Otto-Werner Müller, the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins with Frederik Prausnitz, the Aspen Festival with Paul Vermel, Cincinnati Conservatory with Gerhard Samuel and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana with Franco Ferrara.

Maestro Rosenberg has recorded eleven compact discs for the Naxos Records label, and has produced three CDs for the Yale School of Music with jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Naxos has engaged Maestro Rosenberg and the National Music Festival to record a compact disc this season of his critical edition of Arnold Schönberg’s “Verklärte Nacht,” for string orchestra. Richard Rosenberg’s recent students have won assistant conductorships to the Cleveland Orchestra, New York and Boston Philharmonics, the Boston, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Saint Louis and San Diego Symphonies, and the Orchèstre Radio France.

Mr. Rosenberg lives with his wife, NMF Executive Director, Caitlin Patton, on Double Forte Farm & Animal Rescue in Galena, Maryland, with eleven goats, four dogs, four cats, three horses, twelve turkeys, thirteen ducks, nine geese and a growing number of chickens––all endangered heritage breeds.

He is an honorary Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International Foundation, Calhoun College (Yale University) Fellow, an honorary National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota and a member of the Henry Mancini Institute.

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