British violinist Rosa Hartley began her musical studies at the age of five and is currently in her final year of her undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Michal Cwizewicz. She joined the junior department of the Royal Northern College of Music at the age of 9 and then attended Chetham’s School of Music, studying with Wen Zhou Li. Rosa has performed extensively at some of the world’s top concert venues as a soloist, chamber musician and as an orchestral player - and international engagements have taken her all over Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. Recent concerto appearances include Brahms Violin Concerto with High Peak Orchestra, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Salford Symphony Orchestra and Bach Concerto for two violins with Manchester Bach Players. Rosa was recently awarded a place on the LSO String Experience Scheme 2016-17 and has been a member of EUYO since 2016. In addition Rosa has taken part in masterclasses and received guidance from renowned violinists and teachers such as Thomas Zehetmair, Alina Ibragimova and Mauricio Fuks. Rosa has also received a number of awards and prizes, recently including EMI Music Sound Foundation award, BBC Performing Arts Bursary, Vibrato Foundation Scholarship, and Ida Carroll Awards. Rosa will be continuing her studies in September at the Royal Academy of Music with György Pauk. She is very grateful to Help Musicians UK for supporting her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy.
Award: Postgraduate Award
Instrument/voice type: Violin
Location: Royal Academy of Music