BIRTH DATE: MARCH 15TH, 1927
BORN: HAMMOND, INDIANA
TEACHERS: LEON SAMETINI AND EFREM ZIMBALIST
His father was Polish and his mother was Russian. He had one brother, Raymond Rosen.
Made his recital debut in 1936. He was nine years old. At the age of 10, he made orchestral debut with the Chicago Symphony under Frederick Stock.
His playing career lasted 77 years. In 2009, Mr. Rosand shattered Nathan Milstein's record of having the "longest playing career in history" with his performance of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. Milstein's playing career spanned 72 years.
He made history in 2009 when he sold his beloved Guarnerius del Gesu, the ex-Kochanski, for a record $10 million.
Joined the faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music in 1981 and The Mannes College of Music in 1986.
AWARDS: Merite Culturelle et Artistique and the Ysaye Medal
RECORDING LABELS: Vox, Candide, Turn-about, Columbia and Disques