David & Ann Rose are well-known local classical musicians. The husband and wife duo have planned an exciting program of piano and viola works from artists including Brahms, Chopin, Kreisler and Rose, among others.
David Rose has served as a titled player of numerous orchestras, including Associate Principal of the Vancouver Symphony, Principal Viola of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Acting Assistant Principal of the San Francisco Symphony.
Also active as a Baroque performer, he was a member of the Pacific Baroque orchestra, and has toured and recorded with Toronto’s Tafelmusik.
David studied viola at the University of British Columbia, and Indiana University (Bloomington). His main teachers included Gerald Stanick, Atar Arad and Stanley Ritchie.
He serves as Associate Professor of Viola and head of strings at SUNY Fredonia, and teaches in the Summer at the Rocky Ridge Young Artists Seminar in the Colorado Rockies, as well as at the Fredonia Summer Strings Festival.
Most recently, David led master classes at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Eastman School of Music. He has been presenting performances of all six Bach Cello Suites, having recorded them last spring, and most recently performed all six for the American Viola Society Festival.
Ann Park-Rose was born in South Korea and began studying the piano at the age of 5. She has been improvising and composing since childhood and has pursued these passions into three music degrees, at Wilfred Laurier University and the State university of New York at Fredonia.
She is deeply involved with improv throughout her life, having participated in the Music for People workshop for many years under the tutelage of Grammy-winner David Darling. She is very engaged with this scene in Western New York and has lectured on the topic at SUNY Fredonia, where she also regularly improvises with dance groups, the Improv Collective at Fredonia and as a soloist.
Ann is the winner of numerous competitions and awards, including most recently a full scholarship to the Golandsky Summer Institute at Princeton University where she studied the Taubman approach to the piano.
As a pianist, she has appeared with the Canadian Chamber Ensemble and has appeared on CBC television. Her compositions have been performed and recorded by artists in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
She has published music for solo viola through the American Viola Society and recently returned from a European tour with her duo partner, Jiri Pazour, playing improvised music for two pianos – a rare passion for both – which led to a CD recording entitled “Bridge Across the Ocean.”
Ann earned a masters degree in piano performance at SUNY Fredonia under Fr. Sean Duggan, and holds two bachelors degrees in music composition and education. She currently teaches general music and is choir director at Sinclairville Elementary School.
Special Two-Concert Package … purchase a ticket to this concert with David & Ann Rose AND a ticket to the Oct. 28 Cello/Violin concert with Jolyon Pegis and Maria Schleuning for the discount price of $26