Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Rick Ostrovsky

RICK OSTROVSKY (double bass) is an active freelance musician and member of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Stamford Symphony. He performs regularly with some of the most respected ensembles in New York City including the American Composers Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York City Ballet. He has toured extensively with a variety of ensembles, playing in major concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Ostrovsky performs and teaches as part of the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival, and also performs with the ASO at the Bard Music Festival. He can be heard on orchestral recordings of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and is the solo bassist on the recordings of the Gowanus Arts Ensemble. Ostrovsky was a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and was the solo bass with the Soviet Émigré Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble of thirteen string players. Ostrovsky has also had the opportunity to perform on Broadway and played regularly as bassist for shows such as A Secret Garden, Beauty and the Beast, and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. He has also had the opportunity to perform in a variety of chamber and solo settings, including a performance of the Bottesini Gran Duo in concert with violinist Erick Freidman, and to share the recital stage with his wife, soprano Kaori Sato. Ostrovsky received both his B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School.