Violist Masumi Per Rostad joins Eastman School of Music string faculty

The Japanese-Norwegian musician has performed as a member of the Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet since 2001

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The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has announced the appointment of Pacifica Quartet violist Masumi Per Rostad to its string faculty.

‘Masumi Rostad is a superb performing artist who is also a deeply committed teacher,’ said the US school’s dean of music Jamal Rossi. ‘He has forged a career built on a foundation of artistic excellence coupled with entrepreneurial savvy. We are thrilled that he will build upon the legacy of exceptional string teaching here at Eastman.’

Rostad added: ‘I am humbled and thrilled to join the faculty of the Eastman School of Music. It is a great honour to be included on such a prestigious roster of world-renowned musicians who have shaped and will continue to shape the music world immeasurably with their guidance and artistry.’

A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, where he studied with Karen Tuttle, Rostad has performed as a member of the Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet since 2001, and has toured extensively as a soloist. He and his Pacifica colleagues have served on the faculties of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.