Sarah Rothenberg

1995 Vera List Center Fellow
Sarah Rothenberg is a concert pianist living in New York.

Programs and projects
The Subversive Body in Contemporary Art and Art and the State

Rothenberg is Artistic and General Director of Da Camera and active as performer, writer, educator, and as creator of unique multidisciplinary performances linking music to literature and visual art. In recent seasons, Sarah Rothenberg's live multimedia performance, The Blue Rider: Kandinsky and Music, commissioned by Works & Process at The Guggenheim, premiered to sold-out houses and critical acclaim at New York's Miller Theatre. She has performed over 80 world premieres and was a member of the New York contemporary music ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, from 1985-94.

Prior to coming to Da Camera, Rothenberg co-founded the Bard Music Festival and was co-artistic director of the Festival for five seasons. She also served as Chair of the Bard College Department of Music. Under her leadership, Da Camera has been a three-time winner of Chamber Music America-ASCAP's Adventurous Programming Award, was awarded the CMAcclaim Award, and received a unique Special Commendation for Outstanding Programming Concepts from Chamber Music America in 1999. Sarah Rothenberg's writings appear in the literary journals TriQuarterly, among others. Rothenberg's early training was at The Juilliard School with Herbert Stessin. After graduating from The Curtis Institute of Music, where her teachers were Seymour Lipkin and Mieczeslaw Horszowski, Sarah studied the music of Olivier Messiaen in Paris with the composer's wife, Yvonne Loriod. In 2000, she was awarded the French Medal of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. (Biography as of 2012)