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Frank Rosenwein

Frank Rosenwein Photograph by Roger Mastroianni

Principal Oboe
Edith S. Taplin Endowed Chair
The Cleveland Orchestra

Frank Rosenwein joined The Cleveland Orchestra as principal oboe at the beginning of the 2005-06 season.  He made his solo debut with the Orchestra in February 2007, in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and most recently collaborated with the Orchestra playing Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto in September 2013.  Mr. Rosenwein served as principal oboe of the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera from 2002-05.  He has also served as guest principal oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Mr. Rosenwein holds a bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with former Cleveland Orchestra principal oboe John Mack, and a master of music degree from the Juilliard School.  An avid chamber musician, Mr. Rosenwein has spent many summers at the Marlboro Festival and has performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego and the Seattle Chamber Music Society.  As a teacher, Mr. Rosenwein holds the position of head of the oboe department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, teaches at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and is in demand as a guest artist and masterclass clinician in schools all over the world.'s Meet the Musicians: Frank Rosenwein

September 2013