In addition to her role of Principal cello of Welsh National
Opera, Rosie enjoys a busy and varied career as chamber musician,
soloist, guest principal, and teacher.
As recitalist and former member of the Zehetmair quartet and
trio, the European Music Project and the Scottish Ensemble, Rosie
has played throughout Europe and America’s concert halls, broadcast
on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, WDR 3 and performed at major music
festivals including Edinburgh, Aspen, Verbier and
Busy though the WNO schedule is, playing in the orchestral pit,
symphony and chamber concerts, and sometimes in costume and
character as part of the opera, Rosie has also guest lead the cello
sections of Bournemouth Symphony, BBC National orchestras of Wales
and Scotland, City of Birmingham Symphony orchestra, English
National Opera and Opera North, and the Royal Northern
Away from the regular classical regime, Rosie has recorded
albums with folk musicians Rachel Unthank and Troy Donockley and
performed with the German Cabaret show “Ensemble Extravagance!”
Rosie studied at Cambridge University and The Cologne
Musikhochschule under Maria Kliegel. Now a keen educator, Rosie
teaches cello and chamber music at the Royal Welsh College of Music
& Drama, coaches for the National Children’s Orchestra, and
gives masterclasses annually at Cellofest.
Rosie plays on a Roman Cello, circa 1730 by Gulio Cesare Gigli,
and a 1990 Welsh cello by Clive Morris.