Recognised 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. She is a winner of the Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Awards for Young Concert Artists (AYCA) 2016.
Since she made her concerto debut at St John’s Smith Square in 2007 Rosalind has frequently appeared as a concerto soloist, performing works including Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, Bruch’s Double Concerto (with Thomas Gould, violin), and the viola concerti by York Bowen, Walton, Bartok, and Telemann. Rosalind has appeared as a soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra at the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy, and in the UK with violinist Tasmin Little. She has given recitals at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, St Martin in the Fields, the Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava, Het Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal & Brighton Festival. From 2011-2013 Rosalind was part of the Countess of Muster Recital Scheme, giving numerous performances across the UK, to great critical acclaim. In 2013, Rosalind was chosen as an International Holland Music Sessions ‘Young Master on Tour’, and was an artist in Residence at the Banff Centre in 2014. She has received awards from the Hattori Foundation, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Kirckman Concert Society, Musicians’ Benevolent Fund & the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
Deeply committed to chamber music, Rosalind is a member of Trio Anima with Anneke Hodnett (harp) and Matthew Featherstone (flute – principal of BBC National Orchestra of Wales), and of Trio Dramatis with Fraser Langton (clarinet) and James Willshire (piano). Their debut recording on Delphian, Rory Boyle: music for clarinet, is released in March 2017.