Stewart Rose is a native of New York City. He has performed with Orpheus since 1981 and can be heard on many Orpheus recordings made over the past decades. He has performed as soloist with the orchestra on many occasions in New York at Carnegie Hall and abroad.
He is also currently a member of the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Principal with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Principal with the New York City Opera Orchestra. From 2010-2012 Mr. Rose performed as Acting Associate Principal Horn with the New York Philharmonic. He has also been guest Principal with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra. He is a frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has performed with the Ensemble Wein-Berlin and the Met Chamber Ensemble with James Levine. Other performances include appearances at the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, Spoleto, Edinburgh and Eastern Shore Music Festivals. His first solo CD “From the Forest”, a collection of early Classical works for Horn and Orchestra by Haydn, Telemann, Leopold Mozart and Christoph Forster with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, was released to great critical acclaim and is now available on iTunes and other music distributors.
Mr. Rose has performed on numerous recordings in a variety of musical genres. Recent releases include his appearance as first horn on the New York Philharmonic’s DG releases of “Harold in Italy” with Lorin Maazel, Sebastian Currier’s “Time Machine” with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Alan Gilbert, and Andrea Bocelli’s “Concerto: One Night in Central Park 2011” on Decca; Mahler Symphony No.1 with the Saito Kinen Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa (Decca); Renee Fleming sings “Bel Canto” with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Decca); and Mozart Piano Concertos with Jonathan Biss and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (EMI). Other recordings include Paul Simon’s recent releases “You’re the One” and “Songs From the Capeman”, Lenny Kravitz “Love Revolution”, solo horn on Pat Metheny’s soundtrack for “A Map of the World”, and soundtracks for “Beauty and the Beast”, “Cape Fear” and “The Untouchables”. He has appeared on numerous “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcasts with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York City Opera and the New York Philharmonic, and is a frequent guest with the “CBS Late Show Orchestra”.
The New York Times critic John Rockwell has noted Stewart Rose for his “remarkable virtuosity, agility and fluency, and his ability to retain the horn’s cheery rusticity.” Buffalo Globe critic Herman Trotter said of “From the Forest”: “This is a recording to be treasured, not only by horn players but by average music lovers searching for new frontiers of musical excellence.”
“Stewart Rose’s horn solos were eloquent and sure. The instrument can play dirty tricks on the best of performers but was on its best behavior here” said The New York Times, Feb. 8, 2007
And “forceful yet elegant playing”wrote The New Yorker, Feb. 2007