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about the performers
ROSIN is a band of wolves dressed in formal attire.
Armed only with unassuming acoustic instruments, they lay siege to their own brand of classical music with a ferocity usually reserved for athletic events. Smuggling contraband elements of bluegrass, jazz, and pop-rock into their rèpertoire, ROSIN performs with skill, joy and a cloud of gritty rosin dust.
ROSIN venerates tradition, but they always did better in music than history. They have been known to slide up and down the fingerboard an indecent amount; to turn suddenly left into a tango; to switch instruments impulsively; or even to change the ending if they feel like it.
ROSIN loves music. And they play it like someone's going to take it away from them when the show's over.
Adam Feinstein (violin) is a director and producer of television and films, a curious person, a concert violinist, a workaholic and world traveller, and adorer of his family.
Boston-based violinist, Kate Goldstein, is an avid chamber and orchestral musician, recitalist, and passionate teacher. Some of her many performances have been on the renowned stages of Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Seiji Ozawa Hall, and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. Most recently she has been a member of the American Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and New England Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Goldstein’s orchestral engagements have been under the baton of notable conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta, and Jeffery Meyer, to name a few. Summer festival appearances have included LyricaFest Boston, Brevard Music Center, Garth Newel Music Center, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, and the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music Spoleto Festival. Ms. Goldstein has been coached extensively by eminent violinists Rachel Barton Pine, Elmar Oliveira, Vilde Frang, and Levon Chilingirian, cellists Terry King, Anthony Elliott, and Mihail Jojatu of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as members from the Ying and Cleveland Quartets. In addition to being on the faculty of the Yamaha Music School of Boston, she also teaches at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest in Framingham, MA, ArtsAhimsa Music Festival at Belvoir Terrace in Lenox, MA, and maintains a private studio in the Boston area. Ms. Goldstein had the privilege of studying with esteemed pedagogues and performers Laura Bossert and Susan Waterbury. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Ithaca College and a Master of Music Degree from the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Yael Taqqu, pianist, is thrilled to be performing again. A chamber musician, recitalist, choral singer and choral conductor, Yael studied with Sara Laimon at Yale University and Sylvia Chambless at the New England Conservatory of Music. She performed chamber music at Greenwood and Kinhaven, and is the winner of Massachusetts and Northeast piano competitions. She was the assistant conductor of an 80-member choir at Yale, with tours to Europe and Asia.
Yael is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. She is a leader of the High Tech, Media and Telecom Practice, and co-leads the Product transformation service line. Yael serves clients on topics of digital and product portfolio growth. Her clients span consumer tech and media, digital native content and video creators, wireless, and information services. In addition to her client work, she leads McKinsey’s global network of Experience Studios, spaces for clients to participate in experiential workshops, capability building programs, and network with the tech community. She also leads professional recruiting for McKinsey for the Northeast.
Outside of McKinsey, she has produced several documentaries and commercials (collaborating with Adam Feinstein, Director), including Say You Love Me for Showtime, which won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Yael received her BA summa cum laude from Yale, and graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School. Prior to Yale, she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division in piano performance. Yael serves on the board of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is a spinning instructor at New York Sports Clubs, where she teaches on weekends. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.
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