Rosie Lavery is a ‘Ginger Soprano’, currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Clare Shearer. Rosie is absolutely delighted to be the recipient of the Musicians Company Saloman Seelig Award 2020. She is proud to be a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2020 and is also a Dewar Arts Young Artist 2020. Recently, Rosie won the prestigious Governor’s Recital Prize at RCS and was Highly Commended (Second Place) in the French Song Competition. She was chosen at the discretion of the Principal of RCS for the Florence Veitch Ibler Prize for oratorio singing and performance. The Ginger Soprano continues to perform recital programmes around Scotland, in venues such as The House of an Art Lover and Institut Français. She recently completed a residency at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow as one of two singers in a live art installation An Atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation. Following on from this love of contemporary music, Rosie was also a soloist during RCS Plug Festival, premiering a piece by Graeme Law titled This May be for the best.
Rosie has performed all over Europe, including performances of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in the Palazzo Corsini in Florence. She has been the soprano soloist with many choirs in Glasgow, including RCS Voices, Academy of Sacred Music and Glasgow Cathedral Choir. She has also been involved in various projects with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, including a radio recording of Bartok’s ‘Der Wünderbar Mandarin’.
Rosie was recently picked for the Associate Artist Programme at RCS, in which she works with Karen Cargill in various coachings, masterclasses and residencies. She is also the Musical Director for Sounds International Choir, and the Assistant Musical Director of the St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir. She is currently preparing for various upcoming recitals across the UK. Rosie is delighted to be supported by Help Musicians UK and the Countess of Munster Trust.