Rosalind Ventris- Viola
Rosalind Ventris is a leading advocate of the viola, specialising in solo and chamber performance. She performs widely in the UK and internationally, collaborating with renowned artists such as pianist Mitsuko Uchida, violist Tabea Zimmermann, violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and actor Simon Russell Beale. She has played at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in the world, such as the Marlboro, IMS Prussia Cove, Great Music in Irish Houses, Salzburg, Cheltenham, Sion, Ryedale, Båstad, Aldeburgh and West Cork festivals and the Bozar, Wigmore, Kings Place, Auditorium du Louvre, Slovak Philharmonic and Concertgebouw concert halls. As a concerto soloist, she has been invited to perform with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and the Belgian National Orchestra.
Much of Rosalind’s recent work celebrates repertoire outside of the traditional musical
canon. In 2020, she recorded a disc of solo viola music by female composers (the first of its kind), which will be release in 2022. As part of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective (Associate Ensemble, Wigmore Hall), she performed in BBC Radio 3 and Wigmore Hall broadcasts featuring
music by Coleridge-Taylor, Price and Beach in 2020. With flute, viola and harp trio, Trio Anima, she will be recording a CD for Ty Cerdd that includes an exciting new commission by Welsh composer Eloise Gynn in 2021. Rosalind has recorded for Delphian, Chandos, Signum and Navona, and recorded Richard Blackford’s Kalon for string quartet and orchestra with the Czech Philharmonic. Discs Rosalind has featured in in chamber ensembles have had favourable reviews in various national newspapers and music magazines. She has performed frequently for BBC Radio 3, and for Dutch Radio and RTE. Rosalind is a City Music Foundation Artist and she teaches at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.