Concept, research and performance by Sarah Rothenberg

Committed to performing the music of our time and to the rediscovery of forgotten repertoire of the past, Sarah Rothenberg’s recordings for Bridge, Arabesque, GM, Koch and Naxos include the U.S. premiere recordings of Fanny Mendelssohn’s Das Jahr  (Independent Record Companies Award for Best Solo Classical Recording 1996); Rediscovering the Russian Avant-Garde: Lourié, Mosolov and Roslavetz (GM); Shadows and Fragments: Piano Works of Brahms and Schoenberg; and works of Wuorinen, Carter, Perle, Ran, Tower and Tsontakis, in collaboration with the composers. She has performed over 80 world premieres and was a member of the New York contemporary music ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, from 1985 to 1994. Recent new music performances include the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Piano Quintet in Houston; Charles Wuorinen’s Ashberyana in New York under the direction of maestro James Levine; and the world premiere of Poul Ruders’s Romances with violist Hsin-Yun Huang, for which she received the Sam Sanders Collaborative Artist Award from the Classical Recording Foundation following the CD release and performance at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Sarah Rothenberg and the Brentano Quartet’s performance of the Picker Quintet appears on the Tzaddik label 2014 CD Invisible Lilacs.