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Noah Turner Rogoff is Associate Professor of Music in the College of Fine Arts and Humanities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he has taught since 2008. He began playing the cello at the age of four, furthering his early studies at the Music Institute of Chicago and later at Meadowmount in New York. He holds degrees in cello performance from Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota, where his teachers included Hans Jensen and Tanya Remenikova.
He has won top prizes in several competitions and has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician across the United States and at venues in Canada and Brazil. He has presented on the music of Isang Yun at Ehwa Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and was the recipient of a Judd fellowship to study the works of Arnold Schoenberg at the Schönberg Center in Vienna. He served as a research assistant to Michael Cherlin for Schoenberg’s Musical Imagination (Cambridge, 2007). He performed the complete solo cello music of Elliott Carter in the presence of the composer at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Center and has performed on many occasions with the Minnesota Orchestra.
Noah is a founding member of the Frahm-Lewis Trio, the endowed faculty piano trio at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is the cellist of the Trans-Nebraska Players, a quintet listed on the Nebraska Arts Council touring artist roster which has commissioned several works from notable composers. He is on the faculty of the summer institute and festival Bravo! at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School.
During his time in Cambridge, Noah will be researching the work of British cellist Christopher Bunting (1924 - 2005), particularly his two-volume Essay on the Craft of ‘Cello-Playing, likely the widest and deepest twentieth-century work on cello technique.