Photo by Katya Chilingiri

Rosanne Vita Nahass MD, former Pianist-In-Residence at the Zimmerli Museum and retired board certified internist is noted for her fusing of music and the visual arts. She has been described as “a performer of expressive power and outstanding musical clarity.”  After an eighteen-year hiatus from performing while pursuing her MD degree and practicing as a board certified internist in Somerset county, she returned to music to pursue her passion full time. She has been attracting wider audiences to classical music through her popular lecture/recitals illuminating the relationship of music to the visual and literary arts. She has appeared on stage with the New Jersey Symphony, North Jersey Philharmonic, and the Westminster Community Orchestra. She has performed at the Millennium Hall, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, Garden State Arts Center, NJ, the New Britain Museum, CT, the Zimmerli Museum , NJ and the Delaware Art Museum. Her CD of the Charles Ives Concord Sonata and Béla Bartók’s Dance Suite has been heard on WWFM, WRTI, WPRB and she has performed on WQXR. She is the originator of the Music Makes Sense Series at the Princeton Adult School. Dr. Nahass has achieved her Fellowship Diploma in music from Trinity College London and her MD from Rutgers Medical School. She has studied with internationally acclaimed pianists Ena Bronstein-Barton (student of Claudio Arrau), Samuel Dilworth-Leslie (student of Nadia Boulanger) and performed in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, David Dubal and Luiz de Maura Castro. Dr. Nahass no longer practices medicine and devotes herself fully to music.  “Her sensitive interpretations of music both inspire and give comfort. Her talent for healing infuses her work.”  Rosanne Vita Nahass fervently believes music is a healing art and is essential to our humanity.