Bassist Andrew Roitstein is currently completing his Master’s degree at the Juilliard School, where he also received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2006. He is a member of the Toomai Quintet, which won the 2007 92nd Street Y “Music Unlocked!” competition. His arrangements have also been performed by the Toomai Quintet and members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
A native of Valencia, California, Mr. Roitstein has also performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Berlin’s Konzerthaus. He is a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and the AXIOM ensemble, and appeared as a substitute with the New York Philharmonic in 2007.
Mr. Roitstein is a bass student of Eugene Levinson and has also attended the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals. His playing has been recognized with Juilliard’s Noble Foundation Scholarship, the ASCAP Lieber and Stoller Scholarship, and the Los Angeles Young Musician’s Foundation Scholarship. In 2004, he recorded the premiere of the “Anna Maria Suite” for double bass and piano, written by his father, the pianist David Roitstein. In addition to performing, he is actively involved in educational outreach as a Juilliard Morse Fellow in the New York City public school system and an apprentice in the New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist program.