Pianist James Rosenblum has appeared as a soloist at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, performed Bach's Goldberg Variations in New York, and had his debut as an orchestra soloist in 2010 under the baton of Charles Neidich, with whom he performed Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. He has a wide repertoire, including a love for the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.
In 2016, Mr. Rosenblum established himself as one of the top amateur pianists in the country (defined as piano not being primary income). He was a finalist in the New York radio station WQXR Classical Moonlighters Competition, open to all classical artists of any instrument in New York City. Later that year, he earned a finalist spot in the three-round Chicago Amateur Piano Competition, one of the premier amateur competitions in the country.
James Rosenblum is a graduate of Yale University (2002) and Columbia Law School (2008), and holds degrees in Political Science and Law (J.D.). He has studied piano privately with Julian Martin of the Juilliard School, Arkady Aronov of the Manhattan School of Music, Melvin Chen of Bard College, Sara Laimon, and Evelyne Crochet, among others. He has studied at summer festivals such as Aspen and Tel-Hai with Jean-David Coen, Jose Ribera, and Israeli pedagogue Tomer Lev. He has taught master classes in Georgia. He is married to pianist Ana Gligvashvili and also lives with his son, Edward, and dog, Godiva.
Praised for her ability to "capture hearts" by Musical America, Georgian-American pianist Ana Glig has appeared as a soloist as well as chamber musician at various concerts venues such as Steinway Hall, Columbia University's Faculty House and Roone Arledge Auditorium, NYC Consulate of Poland, Ukrainian Institute of America, Bohemian National Hall and NYC Consulate of Germany. Ms. Glig's performance highlights also include her concert appearances internationally at various concert venues in Germany, Estonia, Poland,Israel and her native Georgia.
As an orchestra soloist, Ms. Gligvashvili gave her debuts with Rishon LeZion and Evgeni Mikeladze Symphonic Orchestras (Israel, Georgia). Recipient of the second prize at Tel-Hai International Piano Concerto Competition (Israel) and Georgian Musician-Performers Competition among others, Ana is awarded Alfred Cortot prize for the best romantic piece at the Tbilisi International Piano Competition.
Born in Telavi, native of Georgia, Ana's first musical impressions were of the Georgian folk song Suliko, which inspired and influenced her early passion for music.
Ana Glig enjoys synthesis of various art forms. During her career she has presented the various concert-exhibitions of her own works along with the famous European artists' paintings.
Ana Gligvashvili holds Master’s degree in piano performance from Mannes College, The New School of Music and Bachelor’s degree from Tbilisi State Conservatory, Georgia. She studied with Victor Rosenbaum, Jerome Rose, Revaz Tavadze and Eteri Andjaparidze among others. Ana Glig recently graduated from New York University with Advanced Certificate degree in piano performance and pedagogy, she also served as a member of the adjunct piano faculty at NYU Steinhardt.
Currently, Ana resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she frequently performs in solo and chamber settings and teaches. Among her favorite hobbies are road cycling and hiking.