JOEL KROSNICK, former cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet, recorded most of the great quartet literature on the Sony label and has performed it throughout the world. As a member of the Quartet, in 2011, he received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. With his sonata partner of over forty years, pianist Gilbert Kalish, Mr. Krosnick has recorded a great deal of the cello sonata literature. Additionally, the duo has presented annual New York recitals, the last of which on March 16, 2015 at Juilliard, featuring performances of Mieczeslav Weinberg Sonata No. 2 and Ralph Shapey Evocation II with percussionist Daniel Druckman.
While a student at Columbia College he began a life-long involvement with composers and new music.
Krosnick has performed and premiered many new works including Donald Martino’s Cello Concerto and Ralph Shapey’s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra and Concerto for Cello, Piano and Double String Orchestra. He also premiered Richard Wernick’s Cello Concerto #2 with the Juilliard Orchestra.
Mr. Krosnick was appointed to the faculty of The Juilliard School in 1974 and has been chair of the cello department since 1994. He has been associated with the Aspen and Marlboro Festivals, Yellow Barn and the Tanglewood Music Center. He has recorded for the Sony Classical, Nonesuch, Orion, CRI, New World, Koch International and Arabesque labels. Mr. Krosnick was named to the new position of Artistic Advisor of Kneisel Hall in 2015. He will be on campus the entire season.