As the cellist in the Juilliard String Quartet from 1974-2016, Joel Krosnick has performed the great quartet literature throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has also performed as a soloist and recitalist around the world. With his sonata partner of more than 40 years, pianist Gilbert Kalish, Krosnick has performed recitals throughout the U.S. and Europe. The duo has recorded the complete sonatas and variations of Beethoven and the sonatas of Brahms as well as works by Poulenc, Prokofiev, Carter, Hindemith, Debussy, Janáček, Ralph Shapey, and Henry Cowell for the Arabesque label. A recent release, also on Arabesque, is a disc entitled Forgotten American; it includes music of Hall Overton, Ben Weber, Ernst Bacon, and Otto Luening. Mr. Krosnick’s recording of the Sonata for Solo Cello by Artur Schnabel appears on the CP2 label, and his CD of Roger Sessions’s Six Pieces for Solo Cello is available on Koch Classics. He is a recipient of the Chevalier du Violoncelle Award from the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Born in New Haven, Conn., Krosnick completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia University and holds honorary doctoral degrees from Michigan State University, Jacksonville University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has been a member of the Juilliard faculty since 1974 and chair of the cello department since 1994. He is also on faculty of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.