Robert Cosgrove is a percussionist who is passionate about collaboration, whether it is with other musicians, composers, or dancers. An avid chamber musician, he is also drawn to unique performances of little known works that deserve a wider audience. This could mean anything from a concerto for junk car parts (Sean Friar’s Clunker Concerto) to a quintet with a score made up of tiny rectangles (James Tenney’s Rune). Robert has performed along the East Coast at Carnegie Hall, EMPAC, Princeton University, and the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Robert has worked with composers such as Steve Reich, John Corigliano, Stuart Saunders Smith, and Sean Friar and has participated in the Stuart Saunders Smith Coaching Intensive, So Percussion Summer Institute, Eastern Music Festival, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Robert recently began his graduate studies at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University as a student of Aiyun Huang, Andrei Malashenko, and Fabrice Marandola. He is a recent graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where he studied with Dominic Donato and Pablo Rieppi. Robert got his start as a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra program where he was a student of Richard Albagli and John Antonio.