Dr. Rose Chancler

Piano by Nature Artistic Director & Co-Founder

Rose Chancler is a frequent performer as soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher. She has played hundreds of concerts across America, including performances in over thirty states. Currently, Rose is focused on performing chamber music and presenting concerts in NY State’s Adirondack Park as a founding member and Artistic Director of the dynamic series Piano by Nature in Elizabethtown, NY. Farther out, she also performs with UK marimbist Jane Boxall as a part of the unique ensemble Ricochet Duo. This duo performs regularly throughout the US, with notable concerts including the NYS Presenters Network Artist Roster Showcase at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Flynn Center in Burlington, VT, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, among many. Rose has also enjoyed a long collaborative association with virtuoso double bassist Volkan Orhon, with performances including BassEurope recitals in Prague, Czech Republic, the Friends of Chamber music series in Tucson, Concert Artists Guild in Pittsburgh, and the American String Teachers Association’s convention spotlight concert in Louisville, KY. Her collaboration with Orhon has also resulted in two highly-acclaimed CD releases of violin and cello masterworks on the Centaur label. Rose has performed the North American premieres for both of the Concertos for Contrabass written by South American virtuoso Andres Martin, with the composer as soloist, and she has also performed with bass luminaries Esra Gul, Guisseppe Ettorre, Jeffery Turner, Linda McKnight, Han Han Cho, and many others in a multitude of International String Bass conventions in Ithaca, NY, Fort Collins, CO, Rochester, NY, San Francisco,CA, Oklahoma City, OK, and Penn State at State College, PA.

Closer to home, Rose enjoys performing as a member of Metamusic with SUNY Plattsburgh faculty members Dan Gordon and Marilyn Reynolds, focusing on regional concerts which present well-written and less-heard original music for saxophone, violin, and piano. To date, Metamusic has toured locations in New York, Texas, and most recently, throughout Finland. Rose has also performed yearly collaborations with violinist Linda Rosenthal and others through the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar, and many additional chamber music performances with a variety of artists and instruments including cellist Jeffrey Solow, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, flutist Carol Wincenc, Broadway’s George Hearn, and more.

Rose has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the University of Iowa School of Music. She has been a faculty accompanist and coach at the Chautauqua Institution for many years, and also the acclaimed Meadowmount School of Music. She has served on the faculty of Plattsburgh State University of New York, and now maintains a private studio in Westport, NY. Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at  Austin, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School in Rochester, N.Y