Jerome Rose

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Jerome Rose (born 1938) is an American pianist and educator.


A pupil of Adolph Baller, Rose had his debut with the San Francisco Symphony at the age of 15. A Mannes College and Juilliard School of Music graduate, he also studied with Leonard Shure and Rudolf Serkin at Marlboro Music School. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna as well. He won the Gold Medal at the 1961 Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition.[1]

Rose began his international career while still in his early twenties. He has appeared with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome. A frequent visitor to London, he has appeared with the London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic. In the United States, he has soloed with the Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and many others. Conductors include Sir Georg Solti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Charles Mackerras, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Sergiu Comissiona, David Zinman, Hans Vonk, Robert Spano and Christian Thielemann.

Rose began his teaching work at the age of 25, upon being appointed artist-in-residence at Bowling Green State University. He has given masterclasses at the Moscow Conservatory, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Munich Hochschule, and is a frequent guest at the Toho Conservatory of Music in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music.[2] In 1999, he founded the annual International Keyboard Institute/Festival (IKIF), a summer music academy which attracts some of the world's top piano students. The festival is staffed with a world-class piano faculty and performing artists. Some of the festival's past and present faculty members/artists include Vladimir Feltsman, George Li, Alexandre Moutouzkine, Alexander Kobrin, Alexander Braginsky, and many others. Each year, the festival hosts an international piano competition near the end, called the Dorothy MacKenzie Piano Competition. Prizewinners are awarded with international performance and recording opportunities, as well as the opportunity to appear at the IKIF as a performer the following year. Until 2015, the IKIF was held as Mannes College, but has since moved to Hunter College.

His students include some of today's leading pianists.

He has served on the juries of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition, Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, International Chopin Competition, International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, and many others.

Mr. Rose was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the State University of New York for his lifetime achievement in music.

He has four children and three grandchildren.


  1. ^ "Aldo d'ora dal 1961 al 1970" (in Italian). Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ferruccio Busoni. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  2. ^ "College Faculty: Jerome Rose". Mannes College The New School for Music. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011.

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