Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Rose Bellini

Cellist Rose Bellini is an outstanding performer of solo and chamber music, most recently heard in New York, Indiana and Massachusetts. Before appearing with the Musica Bella Orchestra of New York, Rose has been featured as soloist with an Indiana University orchestra, the Indiana Cello Ensemble (ICE), the Indiana University Chamber Choir, and the Indianapolis Academy of Music.
      Rose has been heard in numerous solo and chamber music recitals at the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music over the past nine years, including the recent premières of five new works. A dedicated advocate for the performance of new music, she has commissioned several works for cello, was the featured soloist in the 2005 performance of Robert Griffin Morgan’s Epitaph for cello and MAX/MSP, and appeared at the 2006 Midwest Composer’s Symposium in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
      Her main teachers have included the distinguished cellist Janos Starker and the dynamic Emilio Colón. As a chamber musician, she has played for many notable artists including Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio, Atar Arad of the Cleveland Quartet, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Peter Rejto, and Yael Weiss. Rose earned a B.M. and M.M. at Indiana University and is currently finishing a doctorate (D.M.) in Cello Performance. Her dissertation research will result in the publication of a new critical edition of the cello concertos of Janson, based on recently recovered autograph manuscripts. By day, Rose is the Development and Executive Assistant for New York’s own Orchestra of St. Luke’s, in addition to being principal cello of the Astoria Symphony and the lower-strings coach of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
      She was one of the soloists in the Vivaldi Double Concerto on Musica Bella’s October 1 and 4, 2006 chamber-orchestra concerts.

Musica Bella concerts: October 1, 2006; October 4, 2006

This bio last updated September 14, 2006