Rozanna Weinberger, Violinist/Composer
Vibrato Violin (BAR-AE) in Natural
Bio: Rozanna Weinberger has steadily forged new ground, attracting audiences where most violists have never gone. Recent performances include the world premiere of a new work for viola and chorus by Clare Shore at the Spoleto Festival, a solo appearance at the Worldwide Plaza in New York, accompanied by the Indie band SEER, and a Swing Quartet Performance for Mayor Bloomberg. In addition to recording the solo viola part by Christopher Mangum for the King Tut Exhibition, which is currently touring the world, the artist gave a special performance alongside the exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago. She has performed original music on the runway for Fashion Week and was a guest panelist at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Whether performing and producing the music videos Chromatic Fantasy and Sweet Thunder, premiering a Concerto by Tania Leon, performing at Jazz Au Bar with Kim Garfunkel or improvising with Nigel Kennedy, this unique violist of the 21st century, wins high acclaim:
Weinberger's music and playing has been featured in a world peace exhibition at the United Nations and Capital Hill, in the movie, Dancing With Kendra and the Knitting Factory for Marianne Pearl. Her most recent incarnation, Sweet Thunder, merges classical and popular culture seamlessly, redefining the role of the virtuoso. Her music videos have been seen throughout North and South America on the Classic Arts Showcase, the TRIO Network, the Park City Film Music Festival, Rhode Island and Columbus International Film Festivals, where Chromatic Fantasy was a prize-winner. Rozanna has been voted 'Featured Artist of the Month' on a popular music website Reward Talent, virtually unheard of for a violist.
Ms. Weinberger has performed extensively worldwide as soloist and chamber musician in Sweden, Israel, Canada, South Africa, Baltimore, Cleveland, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, and Weill Recital Hall. In addition, her performance at the International Viola Congress was described as “ground breaking.” Weinberger performed for Prince Hironomia of Japan and was selected to as an Artistic Ambassador by the USIA. She has recorded for North Pacific, Mode and Albany Records and received her Bachelors degree from Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins U. and Masters from The Juilliard School. Rozanna has written several articles for Strings Magazine, has given numerous Master classes and a workshop at the United Nations and has served as a music consultant for both New York Pops and Head Start Education Programs.
The San Francisco Examiner “...magisterial...”
American Record Guide “...breathtaking virtuosity...”
Village Voice “heart-touching sincerity...unabashedly romantic… soulful...”
To find out more about Rozanna Weinberger, visit her website: www.rozannamusic.com