Rosie’s interest in music began at age six when she started learning the piano. Through primary school she dreamt of playing the French horn and becoming a professional horn player, however, it wasn’t until high school that she was able to start lessons on the horn which quickly became her main instrument.
Rosie has always had an interest in chamber music and more recently has been exploring the world of Jazz. She is a member of Shrewd Brass (Musica Viva in Schools group) which allows her to combine this passion for chamber music and jazz with her passion for music education. She has taught horn in various schools including her current schools Eltham High School (since 2006) and Huntingtower College (since 2010).
Rosie has studied the horn under Geoff Lierse, Geoff Collinson, Russell Davis, Debra Hart and her first teacher Kate Burgess. As well as her initial Bachelor/honours degree in Music Performance (VCA) Rosie has completed Masters in Music Performance (Melbourne Uni) and also spent two years studying at the Australian National Academy of Music. It was during this time that she composed and performed her first piece written for voice, horn and piano.
Rosie regularly performs in the Melbourne freelance scene which includes casual work with Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as well as other various Melbourne ensembles, opera companies and in musicals such as Mary Poppins and Love Never Dies.
Outside of music Rosie has a love for food (cooking and eating it!) and writing poetry