TRADITIONAL FACULTY 2022
Victor Rosenbaum, who studied with Elizabeth Brock and Martin Marks while growing up in Indianapolis, and went on to study with Rosina Lhevinne (Van Cliburn’s teacher) at the Aspen Festival and Leonard Shure, a disciple of the great pianist Artur Schnabel, has become a renowned teacher himself. Passionately devoted to teaching, he has been a member of the college faculty of New England Conservatory since 1967, was Chair of the Piano Department for more than a decade, and was also Chair of Chamber Music. Also on the faculty of Mannes School of Music in New York from 2004-2017, he has been Visiting Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music, a guest teacher at Juilliard, and presents lectures, workshops, and master classes at schools both in the U. S. and abroad, including London’s Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, and Guildhall School, the conservatories of St. Petersburg and Moscow, Beijing Central Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, the Toho School in Tokyo, Tokyo Ondai, most major schools in Taiwan, and other institutions such as the Menuhin School near London, and the Jerusalem Music Center. His pedagogical insights make him a frequent lecturer for teachers groups around the country. Rosenbaum was also Director and President of the Longy School of Music from 1985-2001.
Rosenbaum has concertized widely as soloist and chamber music performer in the United States, Europe, Asia, Israel, Brazil, and Russia in such prestigious halls as Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has collaborated with such artists as Leonard Rose, Paul Katz, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Mann, Joseph Silverstein, James Buswell, Malcolm Lowe, and the Brentano, Borromeo, and Cleveland String Quartets. Festival appearances have included Tanglewood, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Kfar Blum and Tel Hai (in Israel), Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall (Blue Hill), Musicorda, Masters de Pontlevoy (France), the Heifetz Institute, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, the International Music Seminar in Vienna, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Festival at Walnut Hill School, the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival, and The Art of the Piano Festival in Cincinnati. Concert appearances have brought him to Chicago, Minneapolis, Tokyo, Beijing, St. Petersburg (Russia), Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and New York, among others. In addition to his absorption in the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (in particular Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms), Rosenbaum has performed and given premieres of works by many contemporary composers, including John Harbison, John Heiss, Peter Westergaard, Norman Dinerstein, Arlene Zallman, Donald Harris, Daniel Pinkham, Miriam Gideon, Stephen Albert, and many others. A musician of diverse talents, Rosenbaum is also a composer and has frequently conducted in the Boston area and beyond.
A CD of the last piano pieces of Brahms will be released soon on Bridge Records; three other discs on the same label include a Schubert disc (described as a “powerful and poignant record of human experience”) and two Beethoven recordings, one of which (of the last three sonatas) was named by the American Record Guide as one of the top ten classical recordings of 2005. He has also recorded three discs for the Fleur de Son label — two of Schubert and one of Mozart.
The Jerusalem Post wrote of Rosenbaum: “His obvious consciousness of everything he was doing....resulted in rich and subtle nuances of dynamics and shadings and in organically shaped, well-rounded phrases; [while] there was refreshing spontaneity and genuine temperament....the reign of intellect never faltered”.
The New York Times put it succinctly after his performance at Tully Hall: Rosenbaum “could not have been better”.
B.A., cum laude, Brandeis University; M.F.A., Princeton University. Piano with Leonard Shure, Rosina Lhevinne; theory and composition with Martin Boykan, Edward T. Cone, Earl Kim, Roger Sessions. Former faculty of Eastman School of Music and Brandeis University. Former chair of piano at the Eastern Music Festival. Former Director/President of the Longy School of Music.
Elaine Greenfield is a widely acclaimed pianist, recognized internationally for her performances, recordings, and teaching, with a distinguished career as soloist/lecture recitalist, and collaborative artist. Noted nationwide for her sensitive musical imagination, compelling artistry, and effortless technique, Ms. Greenfield has received acclaim for performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, Boston's Gardner Museum, and innumerable concert venues coast to coast. A review in CLAVIER magazine, lauded Ms.Greenfield's CD release, "Debussy Preludes, Bks 1 & 2," Centaur Records, recorded at the Frederick Collection, calling her performances "impeccable"..."how this music was meant to sound". CLASSICS TODAY praised her "sensitivity and control", "alluring pedal effects"...."meeting technical challenges with no effort".
Ms. Greenfield has been broadcast over international radio & TV, including the BBC, NPR, VPT, WGBH, WNYC, WAMC & WBAQ. THE NEW YORK TIMES praised her "crystalline clarity, tonal warmth, graceful airiness, and rhythmically strong" playing, with "...a formidable technique...". Additionally, Ms. Greenfield toured for 20 years with Philadelphia flutist, Pamela Guidetti, New York Concert Artists Guild winner and protegé of French master Marcel Moyse. In her region, she has appeared as soloist with I Musici de Montreal, VT Symphony Orchestra, VT Mozart Festival, and the VT Philharmonic; she was a founding performer of the VT Contemporary Music Ensemble and has performed decades of solo and collaborative recitals with various regional and national artists. Elaine invites you to read about her extensive background, activities, credits, & reviews, and to sample her 7album discography on Website www.elainegreenfield.com. Her 20+ year nation-wide collaboration with Arizona pianist Janice Meyer Thompson, as The Transcontinental Piano Duo, has resulted in three CD recordings, including the 2010 release “French Four-Hands and the Elegant Erard,” Centaur Records, recorded at the Frederick Collection, presentations by the Duo at the 2009 World Pedagogy Conference and the 2012 MTNA National Conference; plus, rave reviews for recitals, workshops, and master classes at colleges, universities, state conferences & community series in 17 of the 50 states, with a goal of reaching all 50! For additional Duo information, please visit http://www.TranscontinentalPianoDuo.com.
As an educator, Elaine Greenfield is a passionate and dedicated teacher, who maintains an independent studio in South Burlington, VT, and is a member of the artist faculty of the Adamant Music School. She is a Master Teacher in Music Teachers National Association, a resource person for workshops, master classes, and lecture recitals, and an active adjudicator. In her local area Ms. Greenfield is Artistic Director of concert events for St. Paul’s Cathedral Arts and is founder- director of Greenfield Piano Associates: “a not-for profit educational organization, dedicated to the art of piano playing.” During her extensive teaching career Elaine has taught pupils of all ages and levels, with several artist-students from her studio winning contests at state, regional, and national levels. Many have since gone on to musical careers throughout the U.S. Presently, Elaine particularly enjoys working with teachers and mature artist-students.
For samples of Elaine Greenfield’s performances, complete educational background, philosophy, and activities, in her own words, please visit http://www.elainegreenfield.com
Hailed as a leading South African pianist of his generation, Franklin Larey is acclaimed for his performances of works by Brahms, Mozart, Scriabin and Ravel.
Before becoming Director and Professor of the School of Music at Illinois Wesleyan, Larey previously served as Director of the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town, and as Professor of Piano there until 2019.
Additionally, he has also served as Acting-Director of both the School of Dance and the Opera School, at the same university. During the summer months, he serves as Director of the Adamant Music School in Vermont.
He appears as recitalist, soloist and accompanist, and has worked with the conductors Isaiah Jackson, Gabriel Chmura, Bernard Gueller, Victor Yampolsky, Teri Murai and Lesley Dunner, among others. Of his appearance with the San Jose Symphony, the San Jose Mercury News wrote, "When Franklin Larey turned to soft poetry, time stood still, and the audience held its breath for an eternity. His slow movement was sheer ecstasy - clear, measured, lyrical."
Larey, who studied with Bruce Gardiner, Laura Searle, Frank Weinstock, and Richard Fields, has received several honors for his work as a concert pianist and for his contribution to music in South Africa, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2003. He has been the subject of several articles, publications, and broadcasts. In South Africa, he has served on the National Arts Council, a documentary of his career was aired on national television and he was featured in the Human Sciences Research Council’s series Living Treasures in 2003. He is featured in the Oral History Project of the Association for Diplomatic Studies, first published online by the American Library of Congress, and, in 2014, by SUNY Press as the book Outsmarting Apartheid.
He has won several awards, including first prize at the 1991 Young Chang International Piano Competition, and third prize at the 1996 New Orleans International Piano Competition. In 2003, he was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Researcher Award and spent six months in residence at the University of Cincinnati. He regularly performs in the USA, and has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
His critically acclaimed recordings include works by Brahms, Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. Most recently he released recordings of Mozart’s Piano Quartets, and the second book of Claude Debussy’s Preludes with Gabriel Faure’s Sixth Nocturne.
As a scholar, Larey’s main research is in the area of Brahms studies, and specifically in the theoretical principles of developing variation and motivic unity which underpin Brahms’s compositional style.
Deirdre O’Donohue is a member of the piano faculty in the department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University and is also on the college and preparatory faculties of Manhattan School of Music. She has performed solo and chamber recitals in Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, Canada, and the United States. Active as an adjudicator in the United States and Canada, she has also given numerous master classes and lecture/demonstrations at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Shanghai Conservatory, the Poona Music Society in India, the Rotterdam Conservatory, and at various institutions throughout the United States and Canada.
In the spring of 1998 and 1999, Dr. O’Donohue was invited by the Gijon Conservatory in Asturias, Spain, to give intensive weeklong courses in piano technique and interpretation. She has received the Sparrendam Medal for performance in The Netherlands, and the Roger Phelps Award from New York University for her dissertation entitled The Concept of Unity and Uniqueness in the Multi-Movement Works of Beethoven.
Recent engagements have included master classes at New York University and Queens College, a 1999 presentation at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in St. Louis, the adjudications of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s weeklong Piano Festival (March 2000) and the National Feis Ceoil (March 2002) in Dublin, a solo recital at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire, performances of Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Rosemary Caviglia, in New York and Vermont, and a lecture/demonstration for the New York Associated Music Teachers’ League.
Deirdre O’Donohue is past president of the New York State Music Teachers’ Association and is the chairperson of the MTNA Eastern Division High School performance competitions. In the summers of 1999 and 2000, Dr. O’ Donohue taught piano and chamber music at Columbia University’s high school chamber music, strings, and piano program. Since the summer of 2001, she has been on the faculty of the Adamant Music School in Vermont.
Dr. O’Donohue holds degrees from New York University, the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, and Mount Holyoke College.
A native of Puerto Rico, Jose Ramos Santana is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation and an acknowledged master of Spanish music.
He is the recipient of the 2020 Issac Albeniz Medal awarded by the Fundaćion Issac Albeniz in Camprodon Spain. Mr. Ramos Santana is also the founder and artistic director of the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival. Recent performance and masterclasses include the 2018 summer festival Maestros del Norte y Pianistas del Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jose Ramos Santana has appeared as a guest soloist with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, 92nd Street Y Orchestra, The New York Virtuosi, Casals Festival Orchestra, Puerto Rico Symphony, and the orchestras of New Mexico, Sioux City, Utah, Syracuse and many others. Additional solo performances include the Moscow Philharmonic Latin-American tour, Orchestra of L'Hermitage of Saint Petersburg, the Orchestra of Guatemala, the Orchestra of San Salvador, and the Orquestra de los Reyes in Lima, Peru. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians and conductors such as Krzsztoff Penderecki, John Adams, Dennis Russell Davies, Jerzy Semkow, Dimitri Kitaenko, Joseph Silverstein, cellist Arto Noras, violinist Gregory Zhislin, and pianist Vladimir Viardo.
Jose Ramos Santana's much lauded guest appearance with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall during the Sonidos de las Americas Festival was his third Carnegie Hall performance in one year. Mr. Ramos Santana has also performed at Zankel Hall and the Weill Recital Hall under the auspices of La Gesse Foundation.
A top prize winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and a participant in the Xerox Piano Artist’s Program, he has appeared in music festivals such as Spoleto, Caramoor, Casals Festival, Grant Park Festival in Chicago, International Keyboard and Institute Festival at Mannes College, Washington International Piano Festival, Inter-American Music Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy.
His recital work has taken him to major venues throughout the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Central America, and the Far East.
He has been featured in documentaries on the PBS network, A&E channel and CBS Sunday Morning.
Jose Ramos Santana is also an established recording artist. His world premiere of "Glosas" by Roberto Sierra on the Fleur de Son Label received critical acclaim. His collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra also includes recordings of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Saint- Saens Piano Concerto in G minor op. 22 He has also recorded the complete works for piano and violin by the Spanish Catalonian composer Xavier Montsalvage with violinist Eva Leon on the Naxos Label.
As an active member of Musica de Camara, Inc., Jose Ramos Santana has served as jury member of the Gershwin International Music Competition, Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, Louisiana International Piano Competition and William Kapell International Piano Competition selecting jury.
Jose Ramos Santana is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with Adele Marcus, William Masselos and Sylvia Rabinof. He has also coached with Leon Fleisher and Alicia de Larrocha.
He is a member of the piano faculty at New York University Steinhardt School and teaches at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.
Jose Ramos Santana is a Steinway Artist.
Jose Ramos Santana is the founder and artistic director of the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival.
Pianist Roberta Rust has concertized to critical acclaim around the globe, with performances at such venues as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, New York's Merkin Concert Hall, Rio de Janeiro's Sala Cecilia Meireles, Washington's Corcoran Gallery, Havana’s Basilica and Seoul's KNUA Hall. Hailed for her recordings on the Parma (Navona), Centaur and Protone labels, Rust has appeared with the Lark, Ying, Serafin, Amernet and Fine Arts String Quartets and at Miami's Mainly Mozart Festival, the Philippines Opusfest, the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, Festival Miami, Long Island's Beethoven Festival, and France's La Gesse. Her concerto appearances have included engagements with the Houston Symphony, New World Symphony, Philippine Philharmonic, New Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony, Boca Raton Symphonia, Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Frederick Symphony, Lynn Philharmonia, and orchestras in Latin America. She served as Artistic Ambassador for the United States, was awarded a major National Endowment for the Arts grant, and also received recognition and prizes from the Organization of American States, National Society of Arts & Letters, and International Concours de Fortepiano (Paris).
Dr. Rust serves as Artist Faculty-Piano/Professor and head of the piano department at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida, where she received the "Deanne and Gerald Gitner and Family Excellence in Teaching Award." She has given master classes at Northwestern University, the San Francisco Conservatory, the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, and throughout Asia and the Americas. Rust has been presented in performances and master classes at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, the Manila International Piano Masterclasses Festival, the University of Florida International Piano Festival and the Fondation Bell'Arte International Certificate for Piano Artists program. She has served as a competition adjudicator for the New World Symphony, the Chautauqua and Brevard Festivals, and the Colburn School's Music Academy.
Roberta Rust studied at the Peabody Conservatory, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned performer's certificates in piano and German Lieder from the Mozarteum in Salzburg. A student of Ivan Davis, Artur Balsam, John Perry, and Phillip Evans, she received a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a doctorate from the University of Miami. Master class studies were with Gary Graffman, Leon Fleisher, Carlo Zecchi, and Erik Werba. For more information please visit www.robertarust.com.