Dr. Noah Rogoff

Professor of Music, Cello

Office: FAB 238    |    Phone: (308) 865-8619   |    Email: rogoffnt@unk.edu

Dr. Noah Rogoff


Member of the Frahm-Lewis Trio

Described by The Boston Globe as a “talented, . . .fine player,” Noah Turner Rogoff began playing the cello at the age of four. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cedar Rapids Symphony (now Orchestra Iowa) and is currently the Board President of the National String Project Consortium. He performed a recital in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts broadcast live on WFMT Chicago radio. He was awarded the position of Visiting Scholar with the Faculty of Music at Cambridge University for the 2017-18 academic year, where served as an Artist By-Fellow of Churchill College.

Mr. Rogoff was the recipient of a Judd Fellowship to study the works of Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna and has presented on the music of Isang Yun at Ehwa Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. He performed the complete solo cello music of Elliott Carter in the presence of the composer at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Center. He served as assistant principal cellist of the Camerata Fukuda in São Paulo, Brazil and has performed on many occasions with the Minnesota Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has performed in the Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) and Kneisel Hall (Maine) festivals. As the cellist of the five-member Trans-Nebraska Players, he has performed in the Canadian National Flute Conference and the Malibu Coast Music Festival (California). This season, the ensemble was named to the Nebraska Arts Council Touring Artist Roster and performed at several colleges in Wyoming and at the Black Hills Chamber Music Society (South Dakota). He has also performed at Symphony Space (New York) in the American Composers Alliance Festival.

Mr. Rogoff earliest lessons were with Barbara Owen and Mary Manulik. In the summers, he attended the Music Institute of Chicago where his teachers included Gilda Barston, Nell Novak, Rodney Farrar, and Rick Mooney. He later attended the Meadowmount School where he studied with Hans Jensen. He has also studied with members of the Shanghai and Juilliard Quartets and performed solo in the master classes of Nathaniel Rosen, Paul Katz and Steven Isserlis. His degrees are from Northwestern University (BM) and the University of Minnesota (MA, MM, DMA), where he studied with Tanya Remenikova.

He has won top prizes in competitions in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota, and was a national finalist in the American String Teachers Association Competition held at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Mr. Rogoff is Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he is also the cellist of the endowed Frahm-Lewis Trio. The ensemble has performed at the Joslyn Museum of Art (Omaha, Nebraska), and the Contemporary Composers Festival (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and at Churchill College (UK). He plays a cello made for him by Wendy and Peter Moes and a bow by MacArthur Fellowship recipient Benoît Rolland.