American cellist Rainer Crosett has appeared as a soloist on major stages in the United States and Europe and has performed in many renowned chamber music festivals. He came to international attention as the recipient of the 2018 Pierre Fournier Award, which resulted in a debut recital at the Wigmore Hall and a concerto appearance with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. As a chamber musician, he has performed at Yellow Barn, Prussia Cove, the Perlman Music Program, Kneisel Hall, and La Jolla SummerFest, and he has collaborated with artists such as Laurence Lesser, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Cho-Liang Lin, the Parker Quartet, and Kim Kashkashian. Crosett attended the Harvard-New England Conservatory Joint Program and the University of Southern California, where he is currently finishing an Artist Diploma. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Philosophy from Harvard. His principal cello teachers have included Ralph Kirshbaum and Paul Katz.