Rosalind Ventris is a leading advocate of the viola, and works as a performer, teacher, researcher and writer, splitting her time between London, UK and Dublin, Ireland.
She has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, West Cork, Purcell Room, Aldeburgh Festival, Auditorium du Louvre, Bozar, Great Music in Irish Houses, Slovak Philharmonic and Het Concertgebouw. As a concerto soloist, she has been invited to perform with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and the Belgian National Orchestra.
For almost as long as she can remember, chamber music has been at the heart of Rosalind’s musical life. She has collaborated with internationally-renowned artists such as Mitsuko Uchida (Malboro Festival), Tabea Zimmermann, Garth Knox, Thomas Hoppe (Wigmore Hall), the Arcanto Quartett
(Beethovenhaus) and Gerhard Schultz (Salzburg Festival). Rosalind is a member of the ensembles Trio Anima, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective and Ensemble Perpetuo. She has regularly performed as a guest player with the Aronowitz Ensemble, and work as a guest principal violist includes projects with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Rosalind teaches at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She has given masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, King’s College London, Ryedale Festival, Aldeburgh Music’s Middle Eastern Development Project and more. She directed the inaugural summer chamber music course for the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2019.
She has given multiple workshops for organisations such as Live Music Now and the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust to bring live music into places where people would otherwise not readily have access to it.