Maria Rose is a musicologist and pianist, specializing in fortepiano performance practice and music aesthetics of the 18th and early 19th centuries. She holds degrees in Piano Performance (Groningen Conservatory, Royal Academy of Music in London, and Bowling Green State University in Ohio), Classical Languages (M.A. University of Toledo, 1989) and Musicology (Ph.D. New York University, 2006). Her dissertation is entitled “L’Art de Bien Chanter: French pianos and their Music before 1820”, and explores the development of the early French piano around the time of the Revolution. Ms. Rose’s published articles include “Aesthetic features of the French Piano and their influence on foreign composers” (Proceedings of the International Symposium on the French Pianoforte, 1780-1820, Limoges, April 2007, in press), “Mozart in Paris: Which Piano is Appropriate for Sonata K. 310?” (Early Keyboard Journal, 2006), “Beethoven and his French Piano: Proof of Purchase” (Musique, Images et Instruments, 2005), and “Hélène de Montgeroult and the Art of Singing Well on the Piano” (Women and Music, 2001). She is an active performer on the fortepiano, and has appeared in music festivals, solo recitals and chamber music concerts across Europe and the U.S. She has also recorded solo works by Hummel, Clementi, Field, Beethoven and the complete sonatas of Mozart for Musical Heritage Society and Newport Classic/Sony labels. Ms. Rose has taught at the University of Toledo, the Cooper Union and NYU; presently she teaches at Montclair State University. She is the review editor of the Early Keyboard Journal.