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About Edward Rothmel

Edward RothwellPianist Edward Rothmel, from Pottstown, PA, began his piano studies at the age of five and gave his solo debut at age twelve. He has performed professionally in numerous solo and chamber music contexts, giving recitals throughout the United States and in China, and has performed in master classes for Ann Schein, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Lisa Kaplan, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, and Ruth Ann Swenson. In April 2012 he gave his first appearance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in concert with tenor Albert Lee.

Mr. Rothmel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from the Florida State University as a student of Dr. Read Gainsford, and completed his Master's Degree in Piano Performance at the Florida State University, studying with Dr. Heidi Louise Williams. He has held graduate assistantships in Opera Coaching with the Florida State Opera under the direction of Douglas Fisher, and in the Florida State Choral Program under the direction of Dr. André Thomas.

First Prize winner of both the 2010 FSU Chopin Piano Competition and the 2010 FSU Young Artist Concerto Competition, he performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the FSU University Philharmonic Orchestra in February 2011 under the baton of Dr. Alexander Jiménez. In the summer of 2015, Edward served as Music Director/Coach Accompanist for the Castleton Festival Castle Artist Training Seminar under the direction of Stanford Olsen. Mr. Rothmel served as Director of Choral Activities for the award-winning choral program at Freedom High School in Orlando, Florida from 2013-2015 and as Associate Director of Choral Activities 2012-2013.

Edward is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Jean Barr.

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