Pianist/Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg has received international acclaim as soloist, chamber musician, and for innovative multi-disciplinary concert presentations that she conceives and directs. She has given premières of over 75 works by such composers as Nicholas Maw, George Perle, Joan Tower, Shulamit Ran, Gunther Schuller, George Tsontakis as well as works of Charles Wuorinen featured on this CD. In addition, her commitment to unjustly neglected composers of the past has resulted in her American premières and recordings of works by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Alexander Mosolov, Nikolai Roslavetz, Arthur Lourié and early piano works of Arnold Schoenberg.
As chamber musician, she has collaborated with members of the American, Brentano, Emerson, Juilliard and St. Lawrence string quartets and was a member of the Da Capo Chamber Players. Artistic Director of Da Camera of Houston since 1994, Sarah Rothenberg was previously a founding co-director of the Bard Music Festival in New York. Her writings on musical and cultural subjects have been published in The Musical Quarterly, Conjunctions and Nexus. The French government awarded her the medal of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters in 2000.