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David Rozenblatt

David Rozenblatt

Percussionist/Timpanist/Drummer

David Rozenblatt was born in Kiev and moved to the United States at the age of four. He began playing the drums professionally at the age of five and started his formal training six years later with Michael Hinton (Miss Saigon) at the Lucy Moses School of Music and Dance, where David is currently a faculty member. He received his BM and MM Degrees from The Juilliard School under the instruction of Gordon Gottlieb.

David has cultivated a versatile music career. He travels around the world performing music of many different genres. He is Principal Percussionist with the Staten Island Symphony, Principal Timpanist with the Vermont Mozart Festival, and has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the New York Percussion Quartet, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi with Vladimir Spivakov, Concordia and the Absolute Ensemble with whom he has toured Estonia, Latvia and Mexico. As a drummer he plays with Sound Liberation, a cross-over Hip-Hop band that recently returned from a promotional tour of Canada for Candle-View Records, Tian's Band, a well known funk band in the New York City club scene, the Matt Herskowitz Jazz Trio (Ethereal Records) and the Scott Munson Jazz Quartet.

David was fortunate to work with Paul Simon on the reading of his Broadway Show The Cape Man, and performed with Danny Gottlieb for Walt Disney's TIA POW WOW in Chicago. He recently returned from the "Présence" festival in Paris where he performed with the world-renowned new music group Continuum. In 1995 he was invited to give master classes and performances with the Brooklyn Percussion Ensemble in Korea for the Percussive Arts Society Convention. On Broadway he has performed in Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Sunset Boulevard, The King and I and Miss Saigon. David's recording experience includes soundtracks for the films "The Chamber", "Wide Awake" and "You've Got Mail". He can also be heard on "LUCID" with the Matt Herskowitz Trio on Ethereal Records, Xenakis' Okho on Mode Records, and with Absolute Ensemble on CCn'C Records. David performs extensively in New York City and gives credit to his background as a classical pianist and percussionist for influencing his approach to Rock, Pop and Jazz.