Guest Artist, String Quartet in Residence, Interlochen Arts Camp
Co-founder, Friction String Quartet
M.M., Violin Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; B.M., Violin Performance, University of South Carolina School of Music
Kevin Rogers is a passionate advocate for chamber music, with emphasis on contemporary chamber music. Kevin co-founded Friction Quartet, which has established itself as a leading contemporary music ensemble. As both soloist and chamber musician Kevin has premiered numerous works around the world, including the premiere of Manly Romero’s Concerto Doppelganger for Two Violins and Two Trumpets, as well Tyler’s Suite; a work for Chorus, piano, and Solo violin featuring movements by composers including Jake Heggie and John Corigliano. As an international artist, he has performed in Denmark, China, Canada, as well as at major concert venues such as Davies Hall in San Francisco, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Carnegie Hall. Major teachers include Nan Hudson, Bill Terwilliger, and Bettina Mussumeli. Major Chamber music influences include working with members of Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Emerson Quartet, as well as Mark Sokol, Jodi Levitz, and Mark Steinberg.