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Sunday 10th March 2019 7:30pm

St Paul's Church, Moor Lane, Kersal Moor, Salford, M7 3WX

Conductor - Chris Clark

Leader - Jon Henderson

Soloist - Rosa Hartley


Egmont Overture - Beethoven 

Violin Concerto - Dvořák

Symphony No 4 - Brahms

Rosa Hartley

British violinist Rosa Hartley has performed extensively at some of the world’s top concert venues - and international engagements have taken her across Europe, North America, Scandinavia and Asia. She recently gave a performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins at Tokyo Stradivarius Festival at Suntory Hall on the “Walter” Stradivarius of 1699. Further recent concerto appearances include Brahms Violin Concerto with High Peak Orchestra, Elgar Violin Concerto with Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra and Bach Concerto for two violins with Manchester Bach Players. She has given performances as a solo and chamber musician throughout the UK, Canada, Italy, Norway, France, Austria, Slovenia and Spain, at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, V&A Museum, Southbank Centre and Steinway Hall. During 2016-2017 Rosa performed with the London Symphony Orchestra as part of its String Experience Scheme. In 2018 she was concertmaster of the European Union Youth Orchestra for a performance of Mahler's Second Symphony in Vienna with conductor Manfred Honeck and in addition performed Max Richter's Four Seasons 'Recomposed' as soloist with the orchestra. She was also recently selected by Maestro Ivan Fischer 2018-2019 Budapest Festival Orchestra Apprentice Scheme.

Rosa has taken part in masterclasses and received guidance from renowned violinists and teachers such as James Ehnes, Thomas Zehetmair, Pierre Amoyal, Alina Ibragimova, Henning Kraggerud and Mauricio Fuks. Rosa has also received a number of awards and prizes, recently including Hattori Foundation Senior Award, EMI Music Sound Foundation award, BBC Performing Arts Bursary and Ida Carroll Awards. 

Rosa graduated in 2017 with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal College of Music in London and is now studying for her masters at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor György Pauk. She previously studied with Wen Zhou Li at Chetham’s School of Music and Itzhak Rashkovsky at the RCM. A recipient of the Harrison Gowland Bequest Award and the Derek Butler Award, Rosa is also very grateful to the Countess of Munster, Help Musicians UK, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, St Marylebone Trust and the Kathleen Trust for supporting her studies. Rosa plays on a 1717 Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin, kindly on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.

Rosa also played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor on the 18th October 2015 with Salford Symphony Orchestra.


Chris Clark 

Chris Clark has a diverse career internationally as both a conductor and trumpet player. Originally from Wellington, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016 with a Master of Music (Distinction) under Murray Greig. He also holds degrees in Music from Te Koki New Zealand School of Music and the University of British Columbia.


Chris was awarded the 2012/2013 Pettman DARE International Performance Scholarship, undertaking a fully-funded professional development programme at Opera North, New Zealand Opera and the University of Leeds. As a trumpet player, Chris won the Sub-Principal Trumpet position of Orchestra Wellington in 2013 and has performed internationally with the Hallé, The Orchestra of Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Black Dyke Brass Band and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Chris recently toured with the Hallé as an assistant to Sir Mark Elder for performances in Hull, Carlisle and Manchester. Aspiring to create community through music, Chris received an endorsement from Arts Council England in 2017, enabling him to return to the UK to pursue his career. Having first been invited to conduct the Salford Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and then twice in 2018 (which included the Charity Concert with the Ayoub Sisters), Chris is thrilled to be directing this performance.


Chris is very grateful to be the recipient of the Pettman DARE International Performance Scholarship and Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award, and would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Adam Foundation, Philip and Dianne Pattison, Waverley Fund, James Wallace Arts Trust, Todd Trust and The Lion Foundation.

Tickets (adult £7, concessions £6. Accompanied under 16's free but will still require an online free ticket) can be purchased online from the Salford Symphony website ( or on the door (adult £8 and concessions £7). Enquiries and Box Office Tel: 0161 281 6698.

Accompanied children (up to age 16) will be admitted free. 


   NB: The Orchestra reserves the right to change the programme and venue according to the availability of music, venue and players.