Rosa Hartley, Violin

Rosa Hartley was born in Manchester and started playing violin at age 5. She joined Chetham’s School of Music and later moved to London where she completed her studies at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music with György Pauk and Itzhak Rashkovsky and in Vienna with Ulf Wallin. Recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Isserlis Scholarship, Hattori Foundation Award and a Young Artist of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, she is now based in London where she is mentored by Sophia Rahman. Recent highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, and on BBC Radio 3 In Tune. She made concerto appearances with Royal Academy and Tokyo University of the Arts Chamber Orchestra at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and has performed Dvorak, Elgar, Mendelssohn and Brahms concerti. She was invited to festivals such as Mendelssohn On Mull and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove. She spent two years as first violinist of Echéa String Quartet with whom she won first prize in the Royal Overseas League Competition. Rosa also appeared on tours as concertmaster of European Union Youth Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of Budapest Festival Orchestra and plays as a guest with Chamber Orchestra of Europe.