Captivating audiences across the world with her unique combination of virtuosity, beauty of tone, and musical sincerity, Stacey Rose projects true magnetism on today’s music stage. Cheered in solo recital, as a soloist with orchestra, and as a chamber music collaborator, her graceful musicianship has been shared in over ten countries. As a composer, she has received enthusiastic response to her performances of original works. She has represented Steinway pianos as a Steinway Artist since 1992.
Ms. Rose began her piano studies at age five and at the age of seven, won the Colorado State Piano Competition. A fifth-generation Denverite, during her high school years, she spent several summers at the Aspen Music Festival studying and performing in master classes with internationally acclaimed artists. She received a B.A. degree from Stanford University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance from The Mannes School of Music.
In recent concert seasons, Ms. Rose performed as soloist with orchestras in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Korea, South America, Russia, Ukraine, and the Republic of Georgia, often premiering new repertoire in these countries. She has been a featured soloist with many ensembles in the U.S. including The Rochester Symphony, The Syracuse Symphony, The Colorado Symphony, The Denver Chamber Orchestra, The San Jose Symphony, The El Camino Youth Symphony (with which she toured through France), the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, the Southern Arizona Symphony, The Northwest Symphony (Chicago), The Northshore Symphony (NY) and The Albert Einstein Symphony.
She was a featured soloist in the Masters' Series of The Niagara Symphony (St. Catherines, Canada). Some of the prominent conductors under whose baton she has worked include Jorge Mester, JoAnn Falletta, Murry Sidlin, David Lockington, George Cleve, John Moriarty, Victor Sawa, Paul Dunkel and Vakhtang Jordania.
Following 9/11, Ms. Rose established a fund with the United Way of America, performing recitals that benefited families directly affected by the tragedy. She played a recital for an international fund-raising event honoring former President Clinton. Some of her numerous solo and chamber concerts in the tri-state area have included two sold-out recitals at Weill Recital Hall, the Woodland Concert Series (Hartford, CT), Whitney Center’s Gala Concert Series, Gracie Mansion and two recitals to benefit the New Haven Symphony. She has performed on television and particularly enjoys giving radio and public “informances,” in which she talks about piano compositions and their composers. An artist whose interpretive talent ranges from Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Broadway arrangements, to Bach, Chopin, and Ravel, she has performed extensively for audiences in the tri-state area including solo recitals for several New York senators, governors, and mayors. She has played in chamber recital with renowned instrumentalists and members of top U.S. orchestral ensembles.
In addition to performing, Ms. Rose expends much time and energy in music composition, often presenting original works in her recital programs. To her compositional credit are works for solo piano, voice and piano, and concerto cadenzas.
This piano concerto marks her first large-scale piece for solo piano and orchestra. Most recently Stacey has completed a solo program of original compositions. The debut performance of this program was in September to a full-house audience in honor of her parents. In June of 2017, she will perform the program at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.