Associate Professor, Cello/Double Bass
Music & Performing Arts
Mr. Rogoff has performed solo in the masterclasses of Steven Isserlis, Paul Katz and Nathaniel Rosen and has studied chamber music with members of the Shanghai and Juilliard Quartets at the Hampden-Sydney and Kneisel Hall summer festivals. In addition he is the winner of many honors at competitions including first prizes at the Schubert Club, Society of American Musicians and the Beethoven Club. He performs with the Minnesota Orchestra as a substitute and has concertized with principal players of the New York Philharmonic as assistant principal of the Elisa Fukuda Camerata of Saõ Paulo, Brazil. He has also performed with the United States Coast Guard Band.
An active supporter of new music, Mr. Rogoff performed two solo works of Elliott Carter in the presence of the composer at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Center in the 2006 Contemporary Composers Festival. He attended the Meadowmount School of Music for three summers and has performed chamber works with members of the Saint Louis Symphony, Eighth Blackbird and Prague’s dynamic Penguin Quartet. He currently serves as cellist for the Frahm-Lewis Trio (UNK Faculty Piano Trio) and is Director of the UNK String Project.
Mr. Rogoff was a winner of the prestigious Walter Judd Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. This funded his travel and research on the cultural ties between Vienna and the music of Arnold Schoenberg. He served as a research assistant to professor Michael Cherlin on his book Schoenberg’s Musical Imagination published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press.