Thomas Rosenkranz - Piano
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Thomas Rosenkranz regularly performs in important musical centers in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Recent tours have taken him to the Lincoln Center Festival, Shanghai New Music Week, Hong Kong Modern Academy, (Luxembourg), soundSCAPE (Italy), MusicARTE (Panama) and the International Festival of Carthage (Tunisia). He has been a soloist with the Indianapolis Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Lebanon and the Sichuan Philharmonic (China) among others. He twice served as Cultural Ambassador on behalf of the United States Department of State and was the recipient of the Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.
Rosenkranz has given masterclasses and has been presented in residences throughout North America and Asia. He regularly gives masterclasses at China’s leading institutions including the Shanghai, Sichuan, Xinghai, Xian and Shenyang Conservatories and others including the Taipei School for the Arts, New York University, Princeton University and the University of California at San Diego. He is a co-founder of the Maccagno Piano Days Festival and Competition in Italy.
He regularly serves on the jury panels for the Shanghai Spring Festival Competition and the Sichuan Golden Bell Competition (China). Dr. Rosenkranz studied with Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music and with Robert Shannon at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He received career assistance from the Presser Foundation for study with the legendary French pianist, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen in Paris.
He is currently the Coordinator of the Keyboard Division and Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (UMKC).