Rosalind Ventris- Viola
Recognized for her qualities as a soloist and chamber musician, 27-year-old British violist Rosalind Ventris is emerging as one of the most sought after young violists internationally. She performed at the Wigmore Hall's 2014 viola celebration, and received five prizes at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, including Yuri Bashmet's President's Prize. As a soloist, she has performed with the European Union Chamber Orchestra at the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy, and in the UK with violinist Tasmin Little. Rosalind has given recitals at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, St Martin in the Fields, the Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava and Het Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal. She is a member of Trio Anima (with Matthew Featherstone - flute, and Anneke Hodnett - harp) and has collaborated with the Arcanto Quartett (at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn), Tabea Zimmermann (at the Wigmore Hall), Clive Greensmith, Gerhard Schultz, the Aronowitz Ensemble, the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio, and the Dante and Endellion quartets. For the IMS Prussia Cove, she performed at the Salzburg Festival in 2012 and on the 2013 tour. Last autumn, she broadcast on BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' as part of the Hatfield House Festival with Katherine Gowers, Guy Johnston and Nicholas Daniel. She has been invited to attend Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, this summer, and takes part in a residency at Yellowbarn, MA, with Philippe Graffin, Maria Wloszczowska, Jonathan Dormand and Marisa Gupta. Later this year she records a new work by Rory Boyle on Delphian with Fraser Langton and James Willshire, which they will premiere at St. John's Smith Square in February. She has given a number of world premiers by the composer Edwin Roxburgh: Monologue for solo viola at the Royal Festival Hall (2011), Sonata for Viola and Piano at the Purcell Room (2011), and Ricercare at the Wigmore Hall (2012). After reading Music at Cambridge University, Rosalind studied with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Fellow 2011-12) and with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory.