Swiss-American cellist Frédéric Rosselet has performed with local ensembles such as American Bach Soloists, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Cappella SF, Ensemble San Francisco, Live Oak Baroque (Sonoma), Musica Angelica (Los Angeles) and Tesserae (Los Angeles), and has made appearances in many music festivals, notably Yellow Barn (Vermont), Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Interlaken Classics (Switzerland), Piatigorsky International Cello Festival (Los Angeles), Chamber Music Silicon Valley (San Jose), Music in May (Santa Cruz), Festival Cultural de Mayo (Guadalajara), Carmel Bach Festival as well as the Berkeley and Bloomington Early Music Festivals.
Equally at ease on modern and period instruments, he enjoys exploring new repertoire for the cello and discovering early works on baroque cello and viola da gamba. As a chamber musician, he has shared the stage with and learned from artists such as Donald Weilerstein, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Ian Swensen, Roger Tapping, Joseph Silverstein and Brian Asawa, amongst others. He is a founding member of the Costanoan Trio, which delves into music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries on period instruments. His debut album, released in 2012 by Yarlung Records, features solo works by J. S. Bach on baroque cello, as well as Dutilleux, Ligeti and Berio on modern cello.
Frédéric studied at the Conservatory of Lausanne (his hometown), the Hochschule für Musik in Basel and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, then obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. He has mainly benefited from the teachings of cellists Ralph Kirshbaum, Rafael Rosenfeld, David Geringas, Marc Jaermann, Denis Guy and Bill Skeen. He currently lives in San Francisco and is on faculty at Santa Clara University.