Rosanna graduated in 2011 from Trinity Laban, with Distinction in her Masters in Performance degree, studying with Anna Noakes. Prior to Trinity, Rosanna was at the University of Leeds, learning with Linda Verrier at the Royal Northern College of Music. She graduated with a 1st Class BMus degree. The third year of her degree was spent studying at the Strasbourg Conservatoire, one of France’s principal music colleges.
Rosanna is an artist for the Park Lane Group, the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, Live Music Now, a Tunnell Trust winner and in 2012 she won the Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists from Making Music. She was selected for the Manchester Midday Concerts Society and the London Sinfonietta Academy 2012, conducted by Elgar Howarth and she performed with the London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms. She is also the recording artist for ABRSM’s flute syllabus CDs (2014-17 and the forthcoming 2018-21) and a deputy for Disney’s The Lion King UK tour.
Rosanna was interviewed and performed live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Classica (Spain). She has recorded music for films, Channel 4 and the BBC. She has performed in the UK’s most prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall, the Bridgewater Hall and the Purcell Room, where she received a standing ovation and a number of excellent reviews in the national press. Forthcoming engagements include recitals in music clubs across the UK and recording ABRSM’s new syllabus CDs. She is also collaborating with a number of composers who have been inspired to write for her including Patrick Nunn, Samantha Fernando and Thomas Oehler.
Prizes & Accolades
During her MMus, Rosanna’s numerous awards included first places in the ESO Young Soloist Competition and the Harold Clarke Competition and the top prize at the British Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition. She also won The National Gallery’s ‘Performing Through Art’ Competition. Having achieved the highest mark in the Wind, Brass and Percussion Faculty in her end of year recital, Rosanna was nominated to compete in the final of Trinity’s most prestigious competition: the Isabelle Bond Gold Medal Competition. She won the Kenneth Loveland Gift and was awarded the Friends in New York of TCM London Award and the Edgar TP Comley Prize for Excellence.
To date, Rosanna has played concertos with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong, the ESO, Worthing Philharmonic, Situation of Opera Orchestra, Barnet Symphony Orchestra and Leeds University Symphony Orchestra. Recitals include performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Kings Place, the Sounds New Festival, the Reform Club, St John’s Smith Square and St James’s Piccadilly. Rosanna performed as a ‘Serenata Star’ at the Serenata Music Festival 2010, the UKs first ever Classical Music Festival. With The Northern Quarter Flutes, she was invited to play at the Paris Opera House to perform for the princess of Tunisia and the prince of Saudi Arabia. Rosanna can also be heard on Katie Melua’s new CD.
Whilst at Trinity, Rosanna received generous sponsorship from the Drapers Charitable Trust, the South Square Trust, the AJA (Karten Scholarship), the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Leverhulme Trust. Additionally, in her final year at Leeds University, Rosanna raised over £3,000 for the children’s charity ‘Childreach International’ by climbing to the Base Camp of Mount Everest.