Rozanna Weinberger, violist, has led a vast and multi-faceted career as a professional musician. Her belief that music is a powerful influence on a child’s development led to founding Rozanna's Violins in 2011. Her company, which produces violins with carefully curated designs on them, has been cited in the Global Violins Industry Market Research Report, published worldwide, as one of a handful of violin companies predicted to lead the violin market over the next few yrs. As a leader in violin design, the company has achieved industry firsts, including instruments sold with the music to Star Wars, Frozen, Games of Thrones and others. More recently she was commissioned to create a violin for the Drew Barrymore Show to be presented to Miles Music Kid. Her instruments are available in the biggest chains in the country.
As a performer, she premiered concertos by Tania Leon, Maurice Gardner and a work for viola and chorus by Clare Shore at the Spoleto Festival. She has played at the International Viola Congress in Canada and Ireland, at Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium at the United Nations, Fashion Week and her award winning music video, Chromatic Fantasy screened at International Film Festivals and televised in North and South America. She has recorded for Arabesque Recording. and has been a solo artist with the El Goriava and the Francesca Harper Dance companies.
Rozanna’s music and playing has been featured in a world peace exhibition at the United Nations and Capital Hill, Her pop music incarnation, Sweet Thunder, merges classical and popular culture seamlessly, redefining the role of the virtuoso. Her music videos have been seen throughout North and South America on the Classic Arts Showcase, the TRIO Network, the Park City Film Music Festival, Rhode Island and Columbus International Film Festivals, where Chromatic Fantasy was a prize-winner.
She has been a guest panelist at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and Juilliard, written for Her viola teachers included Karen Tuttle, William Primrose, William Lincer and Linda Cerone.