"I recently had the chance to listen to Rosa Guitar Trio in Brisbane: their playing is charming, sparkling and energetic, and their interaction on stage is terrific. I simply can’t wait to hear them again!" Lorenzo Micheli
The Rosa Guitar Trio is quickly becoming one of Australia’s most exciting young ensembles. Formed in 2011, the Trio has been encouraged and mentored by Karin Schaupp who describes their playing as “refined, highly engaging and deeply musical, with a masterful flexibility of rhythm which allows them to move as one through distinctive styles of music. They share a wonderful rapport amongst themselves and with their audiences."
The Rosa Guitar Trio is known for its energetic and joyful performances of diverse repertoire that spans centuries and genres. Prize-winners at numerous competitions, the trio has premiered new works written especially for them and performed at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival alongside internationally renowned artists Pepe Romero and Slava Grigoryan. In 2018 The Rosa Guitar Trio will release two debut recordings of contrasting styles – one of specially commissioned works by Australian and international composers, and one of all-Brazilian choro-inspired music.
Brasiliana Moderna explores music drawn from Rosa Guitar Trio’s debut recordings, featuring beloved Brazilian classics and specially commissioned works by the world’s best young composers including an innovative display of audiovisual collaboration with Chris Perren’s Ouendan for guitars and video. The program showcases Rosa Guitar Trio’s soulful interpretations and lively, engaging and communicative performing style.
GNATTALI & Laurindo ALMEIDA Rio Rhapsody
GNATTALI (arr. Laurindo Almeida) Suite Retratos
PERREN Ouendan for Guitar Trio and Video
HOUGHTON Six Trios
Performance length: 120 minutes (including interval)
April and September
Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Arts NSW. Musica Viva can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:
Artist Development Coordinator