Winner of the Sonderpreis Klavier (Special Pianists’ Prize) at the 2016 Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst Stuttgart, Renate Rohlfing is active as a vocal accompanist, chamber musician, and orchestral pianist..  She has performed with many of the world's leading artists, including James Conlon, Anna Netrebko, Frederica von Stade, Alan Gilbert, and John Adams, and her performances have taken her to the most prestigious festivals and halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Amsterdam’s Musiekgebouw, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Singers have partnered with Ms. Rohlfing to win First Prize at the Naumburg Foundation Competition (2014) and the Young Concert Artists Competition (2012 & 2015). She was Second Prize winner at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition in 2015 with baritone Samuel Hasselhorn.

F. Schubert: Der Erlkönig D. 328
with Samuel Hasselhorn, baritone

An accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Rohlfing is a founding member of the critically acclaimed piano trio, Longleash.  An “expert young trio” praised for its “subtle and meticulous musicianship” (Strad Magazine UK), Longleash balances a full performing schedule in venues such as Merkin Hall (NY), San Francisco Center for New Music, and Trondheim Chamber Music Festival in Norway, among others. Ms. Rohlfing has served as a resident pianist at prestigious festivals such as the Cincinnati May Festival, and was invited for four seasons to return to The Ravinia Festival in Chicago.

Upcoming highlights include recitals with baritone Samuel Hasselhorn at Wigmore Hall, Schloss Elmau, Morgan Library, and the Isabella Gardner Museum, a return to music staff at Opera Philadelphia and Spoleto Festival USA, and concerts and university residencies with Longleash in Austria and across the United States.  Ms. Rohlfing is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and a graduate of The Juilliard School.