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Gemma Rosefield


  • ..truly magical. She soars, she floats. she's operatic, she makes you weep.
    Stringendo Magazine, Australia
  • a phenomenal talent
    Evening Standard
  • a mesmerising music treasure
    The Strad
  • If you ever get the opportunity to hear cellist Gemma Rosefield, seize it..!
    Hampstead & Highgate Express
  • Gemma Rosefield made her concerto debut at the age of sixteen, when she won First Prize in the European Music for Youth Competition in Oslo, Norway. Winner of the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award at Wigmore Hall in 2007, Gemma studied with David Strange at the RAM, where she gained the Vice-Principal’s Special Prize, and then with Ralph Kirshbaum at the RNCM, where she won the coveted Gold Medal.

    Gemma has performed with eminent musicians such as György Pauk, Menachem Pressler and Stephen Kovacevich, and has a deep interest in contemporary music – works have been written for her by David Matthews, Cecilia McDowall, James Francis Brown, Julian Dawes, Rhian Samuel and David Knotts.

    Gemma Rosefield has been described by The Strad on her 2003 Wigmore Hall debut as “a mesmerising musical treasure”, by the London Evening Standard in 2005 as “a phenomenal talent”, and featured in BBC Music Magazine as “one to watch” in 2007.

    She gave the highly successful Pierre Fournier Award recital in September 2008 at Wigmore Hall, and also the 2008 and 2009 Jacqueline du Pré Memorial Concerts at the same venue.

    She has recently performed Michael Ellison’s Concerto for Cello, Turkish instruments and orchestra with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on BBC Radio 3. Following a Wigmore Hall Sunday Morning Coffee Concert with Ashley Wass in April 2009, Gemma played a very well-received ten concert series in Japan, and subsequently toured Mexico, giving six concerts, one televised live, with Morgan Szymanski, her cello/guitar duo partner, and Machaca, their Latin American group.

    In January 2011, Gemma Rosefield joined the dynamic chamber group Ensemble 360, with whom she enjoys a residency at Music in the Round in Sheffield is a founding member of The Leonore Piano Trio who have recently recorded their first CD for Hyperion of Arensky Trios due for release in 2014.

    Gemma Rosefield’s latest recording with Hyperion (of Stanford’s cello music, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Manze) was released in Autumn 2011. Recent invitations include concert performances with the BBC SSO, the BBC Symphony Chorus at Maida Vale Studios, and a recording with the BBC Concert Orchestra. She performed the Saint-Saëns Concerto with the Brighton Philharmonic and Barry Wordsworth this March to close their 12/13 season.

    • Stanford The Romantic Cello Concerto, Vol. 3 - The Complete Works for Cello & Orchestra
      Hyperion CDA67859

      Rosefield plays with disarming character and freshness; her technique, too, is enviably sure and tone beguilingly rounded [...] Admirable sound and truthful balance; another Hyperion winner!
      Gemma Rosefield obviously has technique to burn and is sensitive to mood and atmosphere
      Classic FM Magazine
      Rosefield plays Stanford’s music with a real feeling for period style, using graceful portamentos and displaying a deep lyricism [...] Rosefield’s solo entry in the Cello Concerto is immediately notable for its graceful, delicate phrasing [...] her tone is full but not forceful [...she] never sacrifices beauty of tone in the bravura passages, and her playing of the Irish Rhapsody no. 3 exudes tenderness
      The Strad
      The performance is refined and strongly characterised by Rosefield
      International Record Review
      cellist Gemma Rosefield plays with warm-hearted poeticism and unfussy sensibility
      The Scotsman
      Gemma Rosefield plays magnificently, addressing the technical hurdles with assurance, her sterling musicianship and beautiful tone shaping the poetic episodes with sensitivity', 'Gemma Rosefield plays marvellously, all boxes ticked
      Quite delightfully played by Rosefield the F major Rondo is undemanding with a number of light and appealing melodies [...] A beautiful atmosphere is created by Rosefield in the molto adagio (Cello Concerto). The lyrical and virtuosic Rosefield performs the dance-like Rondo, finale impressively, imparting a warm appeal [...] Cellist Rosefield provides consistently splendid playing.
      Gemma Rosefield [...] has what it takes to navigate Stanford’s minefield [...] Rosefield is on her way to becoming a major star in the cello world.
      Fanfare Magazine
    • PLG Young Artist with Nicola Eimer
      January 2008

      Rosefield’s dark mahogany tone brought out all the eloquence of some skilful traditional writing (Prospero’s Isle – James Francis Brown)…Their performance of the Shostakovich Cello Sonata, already fine, promises greatness.
      The Guardian
    • Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1
      Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth

      Helping to make it a particularly memorable concert was young cellist Gemma Rosefield on her first appearance with the BPO. She took on Saint-Saens' passionate Cello Concerto No 1 with great gusto…Rosefield's excellent rendition is sure to give her a special place in the affections of Dome aficionados and it was easy to see why she has been invited to give this year's Jacqueline du Pre Memorial concert at the Wigmore Hall in March.
      Littlehampton Gazette
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