As a soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher, pianist Rose Chancler has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Rose’s recent focus has been performing chamber music and presenting concerts in New York’s Adirondack State Park as the Artistic Director and founder of the acclaimed music series Piano by Nature presented at the historic Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY.
In addition to her solo and pedagogical work, Rose enjoys performing with marimbist Jane Boxall in a unique collaboration known as Ricochet Duo. Ricochet’s concerts include programs at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Plattsburgh State University (NY), Augsburg College (MN), and the Eastman School of Music. The piano-marimba duo has also performed at the Chautauqua Institution where Rose has served as a chamber music coach in the School of Music Summer Program. In 2013, the Ricochet Duo commissioned three works by composers Hilary Tann, Bill Pfaff, and Doug Opel for the upcoming Anne LaBastille: Woman of the Wilderness program (Woodswoman Project) and is in the planning stages of making their first recording.
Most recently, Rose performed as one of the collaborative pianists of the 2013 International Society of String Bass (ISSB) held in Rochester, NY. In addition to concerts with bassist Barry Green and Volkan Orhon, Rose performed the North American premiere of the Concerto for Contrabass by Andres Martin, with the composer as soloist. In past ISSB festivals she has also performed with double bass luminaries Jeffery Turner, Linda McKnight, Han Han Cho, and others.
In an on-going collaboration with Volkan Orhon, one of the top double bassists in the world, Rose has performed on distinguished concert series as the Friends of Chamber Music in Tucson, Pittsburgh’s Concert Artists Guild, the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon (NY) and at Iowa University. Rose and Mr. Orhon have also performed together at the International String Bass Conventions at the University of Oklahoma, Penn State University, San Francisco as well as Rochester, NY. In March 2014, Rose and Mr. Orhon were asked to perform in the spotlight concert for the American String Teachers Association convention in Louisville, Kentucky. While there, Rose met and performed with Philadelphia Orchestra bassist Joseph Conyers.
Rose’s collaboration with Volkan Orhon has resulted in two highly-acclaimed recordings of violin and cello masterworks on the Centaur label. One of Copland and Brahms masterworks and a more recent second includes the Franck Sonata and the Grieg Cello Sonata.
Other notable collaborations include work with Los-Angeles-based trombonist Andy Malloy, Broadway legend George Hearn, violinist Katherine Winterstein, bassoonist Ben Coelho, and a multitude of other wonderful artists including Paul Rosenthal, Linda Rosenthal, Jeffrey Solow, Harvey Pittel, Carol Wincenc, Joseph Wytko, and more.
Rose has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Baylor University School of Music, and the University of Iowa School of Music. She has been a faculty accompanist and coach at the world renowned Meadowmount School of Music in addition to the Chautauqua Institution. Rose recently served on the faculty at Plattsburgh State University and runs Hamilton Hall Studio she founded in 2011 in Westport, NY .
Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Texas at Austin and masters and doctoral degrees in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.