“Music…gives soul to the universe…” – Plato
Lori creates and performs music that inspires people to make the world a better place. From satire to tributes, her message gets across.
Mix together an Oberlin-trained classical pianist, piano teacher and educator, pop singer-songwriter, jazz pianist and bandleader, comic actor and improviser, Founder and Networker-in-Chief of Open Sky Artists, LLC, former Ph.D. environmental scientist, social activist and creator of a live multi-media documentary about her parents’ escapes from Nazi Germany, triathlete and yogi, mom and wife, and what do you get?
Lori lives full-time in Bozeman, Montana but returns to her long-time community of Bucks County, Pennsylvania often. She represents dozens of artists and works with cultural organizations to produce captivating programs through her company Open Sky Artists, and she writes and performs songs for individuals and organizations. She never sits still.
In addition to being an accomplished classical pianist, Lori Rosolowsky is also well known as a singer songwriter whose style and voice have been compared to Carole King and Carly Simon. “Pass It On,” her CD of 11 original songs, features Lori on vocals and piano, backed by a full band. Please listen to and purchase it here.
She has released two singles: “If You Wanna Be A Voter,” (“The Ballad of Sarasota”) which was a finalist in the 2008 South Florida Folk Festival, received national radio airplay, and was used as the theme song for the “Voice of the Voters” radio show in PA and NJ. Download it free here or at www.VoiceoftheVoters.org
In 2009, she released the maxi-single “Goddess of Infinity,” a memorial tribute to her yoga teacher. Lori led the Goddess of Infinity Project, whose mission honored her mentor’s teachings and benefited social welfare. Download one version here or obtain the 4-version song CD here.
Singer. Songwriter. Pianist. Actor.
Lori is frequently praised for “captivating” her audiences both as a classical musician and a singer/songwriter and actress. John Peter Holly, music director and conductor for the Greater Trenton Symphony, likened her approach to that of the late Leonard Bernstein in his Young People’s Concerts.
In 2001, she also won raves for her role as emcee for the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Concert where her symphonic arrangement of Pass It On was performed by an 80-member choir in concert with the orchestra. She regularly performs with the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Gary Fagin. Sample Lori’s classical recordings here.
She acts, sings, writes music for, and is Music Director of Phillips Mill Community Players, whose annual musical comedy shows sell out each year. She also enjoys stretching her vocal and piano chops as leader of Jazz With Friends and pianist for the Doylestown Heat Jazz Band. View Lori’s calendar for upcoming shows.
As a teen, Lori won the Mozart Concerto Competition in Maryland and was a soloist with the Montgomery County, MD orchestra. She continued her music studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music while earning a B.A. in environmental studies and biology at Oberlin College. She was the pianist for the Washington, D.C.-based Potomac Valley Opera Company, where she received critical acclaim for her “marathon playing, rhythmic vitality and expert phrasing and technique.”
Lori exemplifies the strong link between science and music.
Lori holds a PhD and worked as an environmental consultant before returning to music. She balances her time between music, motherhood and promoting social welfare. In addition to performing, Lori teaches private piano to adults and children and has been Vice President of the Bucks County (PA) Association of Piano Teachers. She is happily married to husband Mark, a retired scientist. Their most proud accomplishments are being parents of two children, Kurt (b. 1994) and Cody (b.2002).