Wendy Plank Rosen

Wendy Plank Rosen

Second Violin

Wendy Plank Rosen hails from Bay Shore, Long Island and grew up in a musical family. Her mother, Jane Plank, was a music teacher, pianist, and accompanist. She was also influenced and inspired by her first violin teacher, Howard Lee Koch. Rosen earned a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied violin with Raphael Bronstein and his daughter, Arianna Bronne. She performed many concerts in the New York area as violinist of the West End Trio.

After graduating, Rosen participated in the National Repertory Orchestra’s Student Orchestral Training and coached with the Tokyo String Quartet at Yale University’s Chamber Music Institute. She also attended the Tanglewood Student Orchestral Institute and taught violin at the Red Fox Music Camp in Massachusetts.

After spending three years in the Kansas City Philharmonic, Rosen became a member of the St. Louis Symphony’s violin section in 1980. Rosen gives performances and demonstrations throughout the region as part of the Symphony's Community Partnerships, and enjoys sharing her experience as a St. Louis Symphony violinist. She lives in Olivette with her husband, Robert Rosen, and has two sons, Nathaniel and Joel. Wendy Plank Rosen enjoys cooking healthy meals, gardening, and teaching private violin and viola lessons at her home.

Rev 6/19/13