William De Rosa

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William De Rosa is an American cellist. De Rosa was lauded as "one of the most brilliant cello talents in the world" by Leonard Rose.


De Rosa has performed under conductors such as Raymond Leppard, Myung-Whun Chung, James Judd, JoAnn Falletta, Yan-Pascal Tortelier and with numerous orchestras including the Los Angeles and Florida Philharmonics, the Symphony Orchestras of Milwaukee, Utah, and San Francisco and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. De Rosa is a champion of contemporary music. De Rosa is also an active chamber musician.

As recitalist, De Rosa has performed in the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. De Rosa has played in Taiwan's National Concert Hall, and with the Central Philharmonic in Beijing and the Shanghai Symphony. He has also performed extensively in Japan.

After capturing first prize in the Young Musicians Foundation Piatagorsky Award, De Rosa studied at Juilliard with Leonard Rose and Lynn Harrell. His recording of the Shostakovich cello concerto No. 1 was included in Stereophile Magazine's 1997 list of "Ten Best Recordings".

De Rosa performs on a rare and pristine cello crafted by Domenico Montagnana, Venice 1739.[1]