American Cellist Leonard Rose Was Born
His students included Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, John Sant’Ambrogio, Matt Haimovitz, Fred Sherry, and Myung-Wha Chung
Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918 in Washington, D.C.
Rose served as section cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic — positions he began at ages 20, 21, and 26, respectively.
Rose also held a distinguished teaching position on faculty at The Juilliard School and was Head of the cello department until his death. Leonard Rose's performance career began with orchestral playing before closing his chapter as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist — he encouraged many of his students to do the same.
LEONARD ROSE | BLOCH | SCHELOMO | LORIN MAAZEL & THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA