Rosanna Rolton HARP

Born into a musical family, Rosanna Rolton started learning the harp from a young age. At eleven years old she began her studies at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music with Daphne Boden. Whilst there, she won first prizes in the Gordon Turner Memorial Harp competition and the Angela Bull Memorial Competition, and second prize in the Peter Morrison Concerto Competition. Amongst many performances at the Junior Department, Rosanna performed in the presence of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.

Rosanna is also a prizewinner in the prestigious Camac Harp Competition which led to a further recital for the UK Harp Association.

In 2008, Rosanna was invited to be the Principal Harp of the London School’s Symphony Orchestra in concerts at the Barbican and on a tour of the Netherlands. During the tour she performed Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. She joined the National Youth Orchestra in 2009, with whom she has performed as principal harpist in major venues throughout the country such as the Sage, Gateshead and Birmingham Symphony Hall, and in two televised Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. She regularly gives recitals and has performed at the Amersham Festival.

Rosanna is now a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music where she continues her studies with Daphne Boden. In her first year, she already won the College's Harp Competition. She is financially  supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award and by the Philharmonia Orchestra/ Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. The latter award included an opportunity to give a recital in the Foundling Museum in London.

Rosanna plays a Lyon and Healy made in 1946.

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