Barton Samuel Rotberg
D. M., Michigan State University
M. M., De Paul University
B. M., Peabody Conservatory of Music
Barton Samuel Rotberg has performed as a violinist in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Costa Rica and Mexico and he has been a prizewinner in the Boston International Chamber Music Competition and the Liberty Freemont Young Artists Competition. Dr. Rotberg served for three seasons as concertmaster of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in Illinois and has been a member of the Illinois Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony and Flint Symphony orchestras. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Rotberg was a founding member of the Davanti Trio, in residence with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Endowed by an original founder of General Motors, the Davanti trio gave concerts both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Rotberg earned his Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from De Paul University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University. His primary teachers have included Marc Zinger, Dmitri Berlinsky, Shirley Givens, Myron Kartman and Herbert Greenberg. Secondary teachers include Joseph Fuchs and Earl Carlyss. He has performed in public master classes for pedagogues such as Berl Senovsky and Carmel Kaine. Dr. Rotberg has been teaching violin for more than twenty years. He was Assistant Professor of Strings and Artist in Residence, as a member of the D’Angelo Trio, at Mercyhurst College from 2008-2012.