Rosa Hartley is 20 years old and currently in her third year of the Bachelor of Music programme at the Royal College of Music, studying with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky. She began her violin studies at the age of 5, joined the junior department of the Royal Northern College of Music at the age of 9 and then attended Chetham’s School of Music, studying with Wen Zhou Li. Rosa has performed extensively at some of the UK’s top concert venues - Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Bridgewater Hall – and international engagements have taken her to France, Italy, Norway, Slovenia and China. In addition Rosa has taken part in masterclasses and received guidance from renowned violinists and teachers such as Pierre Amoyal, Alina Ibragimova, Mauricio Fuks, Mi-Kyung Lee and Leonid Kerbel. Rosa has also received a number of awards and prizes including first prize at Ealing Concerto Competition and highest mark throughout the festival, EMI Music Sound Foundation award, BBC Performing Arts Bursary, Leverhulme Scholarship, Vibrato Foundation Scholarship, and Ida Carroll Bursary Awards.
Rosa played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor on the 18th October 2015 with Salford Symphony Orchestra.