Paul Rosner

Teacher for violin, chamber music


Paul Rosner comes from Czernowitz, which at that time belonged to the USSR. He studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Prof. Belenkii and David Oistrakh. He won first prize at the Violin Competition of the Ukraine and at the Competition of the Soviet Union. This was followed by master classes with Prof. Andrè Gertler in Brussels and Prof. Rami Shevelov at the Julliard School in New York.

Paul Rosner has played at international music festivals such as the Open Chamber Music Festival in England, the Rencontres musicales internationales in France, the Maggio musicale Fiorentino, the Musiktage in Goslar and the Insel Festival Hombroich.

In addition to radio and television recordings, Rosner has played orchestral concerts with the Moscow State Orchestra of the USSR, the Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss and the Robert Schumann Orchestra Düsseldorf, among others. As a chamber musician, he was principal violinist of the Haydn Quartet for many years. He and Sándor Végh have had a long association in chamber music. With his piano and chamber music partners he plays almost the entire duo and chamber music repertoire from classical to modern.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Paul Rosner has played numerous premieres and first performances, including works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Edison Denisov, Christoph Mayer, Oskar Gottlieb Blarr, Bojidar Spassov, Dragomir Jossifov, Violeta Dinescu, Christoph Staude, Thomas Bruttger and Ulrich Pogoda. Some of these works have been dedicated to him.

In 2009 and 2010 Paul Rosner and members of his ensemble made recordings of Sorbian composers for Radio Berlin, which were also released on CD. A CD of György Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” with Annette Elster, soprano, was released in 2010.