RPS Julius Isserlis Scholar 2019
British violinist Rosa Hartley is currently studying for her Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor György Pauk, having recently graduated in 2017 with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky. Prior to this, she studied with Wen Zhou Li at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
She has performed extensively around the UK and internationally across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. She has given performances as a solo and chamber musician throughout the UK, Europe, Japan and Canada, at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Suntory Hall, 1901 Arts Club, V&A Museum, Southbank Centre and Steinway Hall. Recent concerto appearances with orchestra include Dvorak, Elgar, Brahms and Mendelssohn Violin Concerti. In 2018 she performed as Concertmaster of the European Union Youth Orchestra, performing Mahler's Second Symphony in Vienna with conductor Manfred Honeck, and in addition performed Max Richter's Four Seasons 'Recomposed' as soloist with the orchestra. She was also recently selected by conductor Ivan Fischer as an Academist of Budapest Festival Orchestra, performing as Assistant Concertmaster on a European tour of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Udine, Berlin and Budapest. Rosa also performed with the London Symphony Orchestra as part of its String Experience Scheme during 2016-17.
Rosa is also a passionate chamber musician, and plays regularly in several ensembles. She recently performed Enescu’s String Octet at the Romanian Cultural Forum in London and Kaufmann’s String Quartet no. 11 in a collaboration with players from the ARC Ensemble and from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. She has been invited to play this summer at Bamfield Chamber Music Festival in Victoria, Canada.
Rosa has taken part in masterclasses and received guidance from renowned violinists and teachers such as Leonidas Kavakos, James Ehnes, Thomas Zehetmair, Pierre Amoyal, Alina Ibragimova and Mauricio Fuks. She has also received numerous awards, prizes and scholarships, recently including RPS Julius Isserlis Scholarship, Hattori Foundation Senior Award, Derek Butler Award from The Countess of Munster and Harrison Gowland Bequest Award from the Royal Academy of Music. She is grateful to also be supported by Stephen Bell Trust, Help Musicians UK, St Marylebone Charitable Trust, and Kathleen Trust.
Rosa plays on a 1717 Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin and a Sartory bow, kindly on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.
The RPS Julius Isserlis Scholarship will help fund Rosa's studies at a conservatoire in Berlin.