Rosalind Ventris is a leading advocate of the viola. Recent highlights include include performing the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Esther Yoo, the Belgian National Orchestra and James Feddeck at the Bozar in Brussels, concerts at the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival, the Auditorium du Louvre, and Het Concertgebouw.
As a chamber musician, Rosalind has performed alongside prestigious artists such as the Arcanto Quartet, Aronowitz Ensemble, Nicola Benedetti, Gerhard Schultz (Alban Berg Quartet), Mitsuko Uchida and Tabea Zimmermann, at festivals including Marlboro, IMS Prussia Cove, West Cork, and Sion. She is a member of flute, viola and harp ensemble Trio Anima, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective and Ensemble Perpetuo. With the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, Rosalind worked with actors Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley at last year’s Cheltenham Festival. She has recorded for Delphian Records and Signum Classics, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, NPO Radio 4 and RTE. Recent releases Rosalind has played on have been named amongst the best recordings of the year by national newspapers, and ‘Editor’s choice’ in Gramophone Magazine.
Rosalind has frequently collaborated with contemporary composers, for instance, premiering works by Edwin Roxbugrh at the Royal Festival Hall (2011), Purcell Room (2012), and Wigmore Hall (2012), and recording Richard Blackford’s Kalon for string quartet and orchestra with the Czech Philharmonic (2019) (as a former founder member of the Albion Quartet). She has performed alongside Garth Knox and Sally Beamish in performances of their works.
Rosalind read Music at Cambridge University, studying with renowned teacher David Takeno, and later continued her studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Rosalind has won multiple prizes, including at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (2013), Awards for Young Concert Artists (Making Music) (2016), City Music Foundation (2019), the Park Lane Group (2016) and Kirckman Concert Society (2016). She teaches at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
Cello Suite No.3 (20′)
3rd Suite (10′)
Five Sketches (10′)
Suite ( 10′)
Sonata Pastorale (10′)
Kaprys Poski (2’20)
Flow my tears, If my complaints could passions move (7′)
Lachrymae Reflections on a song of Dowland (15′)
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G major BWV 1027 (10′)
Suite (solo viola)
Sonata Pastorale (solo viola) (both 10′)
Sonata or Vieuxtemps Sonata (both 23′)
Romance in F Op.28 No.2 (4′)
Sonata in F minor Op.120 No.1 ( 25′)