Jerome Rose

American pianist Jerome Rose was born in Los Angeles on 12 August 1938. He studied initially with Adoph Baller and made his debut, aged fifteen, with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He also studied at Mannes College, Juilliard, with Leonard Shure and Rudolf Serkin at the Marlboro Music School in Vermont and in Vienna on a Fulbright Scholarship.

In his early twenties, Jerome Rose won the Gold medal at the 1961 Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano, and began his international performing career and also a teaching career which has included giving masterclasses in many different countries.

He also founded IKIF - the International Keyboard Institute/Festival - attracting top students to a summer music academy, has served on the juries of many top piano competitions and records for Medici Classics.

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A selection of articles about Jerome Rose

Astounding! - An open letter to a great artist, from Esdras Mugatik

Jerome Rose - In the build-up to New York's International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Richard Meszto writes about the festival's founder

Classical music news. International Keyboard Institute and Festival - The application deadline for this year's New York-based event is 15 April 2019

Ensemble. A Consistently High Standard - Julian Jacobson reports from the 2009 Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition

CD Spotlight. Magisterial command - Jerome Rose plays Schubert, reviewed by John Bell Young. '... surely among the finest readings on record ...'

Ensemble. Summer piano in the Big Apple - The International Keyboard Institute and Festival, reviewed by John Bell Young