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Johanna Rose, Viola Da Gamba

After having studied cello and singing in Bremen, Johanna Rose discovers the viola da gamba thanks to Hille Perl and decides to deepen the knowledge of this instrument in Basel, with Paolo Pandolfo in the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Later, she entered the Conservatory della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano to study with Vittorio Ghielmi while continuing at the same time her studies at the Scuola Civica in Milan with Lorenzo Ghielmi and Rodney Prada. In addition she received master classes from Sophie Watillon, Philippe Pierlot and Jordi Savall. During her time in Italy she collaborates assiduously with the dance company Virgilio Sieni.

She finishes her studies with Ventura Rico at the Conservatorio Superior of Seville with the highest qualifications.

Born in Tübingen, Johanna Rose finds her new home in the Andalusian capital and from there she travels to perform in internationally renowned venues such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Laeiszhalle and the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Teatros del Canal and the National Auditorium in Madrid , the Gran Teatro de Bogotá, the Quirinale of Rome, the Ponchielli Theater of Cremona, the Zaryadye Hall of Moscow or the Topcapi Palace of Istanbul, acting as a soloist and as a member of outstanding musical groups from different countries.

Johanna Rose has collaborated with groups such as Il Pomo d’Oro, Tiento Nuovo-Ignacio Prego, La Venexiana, More Hispano, The Baroque Orchestra of Seville, La Grande Chapelle, Concerto 1700-Daniel Pinteño, Música Prima, La Bellemont or Forma Antiqua.

In addition, she has worked under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini, Monica Hugget, Maxim Emelyanychev and Carlos Núñez among others. Johanna Rose also shares a long career with Accademia del Piacere, with whom she has an intense activity all over the world: Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, South America, Panama, the United States, Japan and Germany.

Johanna Rose has participated in several recordings for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Accademia del Piacere), Glossa (La Venexiana and Accademia del Piacere), Carpe Diem (More Hispano), Lindoro (Premium Music), Itinerant (La Bellemont), Alqhai & Alqhai (Accademia del Piacere). Their concerts have been broadcast live from Radio Nacional España, Rai 3, WDR 3 or Bayrischer Rundfunk.

In recent years, her personal interest has been focused on studying the music of the Bach family, a dedication that has resulted in the recording of her first solo album: the recording of the three sonatas for viola da gamba by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, album that saw the light in October of 2017 with the new English label Rubicon Classics and that obtained excellent reviews from the specialized press, among others, the Gramophone magazine in particular. The release of her next solo album with Rubicon Classics is scheduled for autumn 2019.  At the same time, the city of Seville has provided her with different opportunities for research into diverse musical styles, such as the founding of the group Sarao de Musas, together with the soprano Mariví Blasco, with whom she especially delves in Spanish baroque music. In her most recent project with the Argentine clarinetist Diego Montes, she forms a singular duo that has attracted the attention of composers such as Hilda Paredes, Gerardo Dirié and Ramón Gorigoitía, who have composed a series of works especially for them which were premiered at the Central Theater of Seville in March 2019.

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Johanna Rose's releases

Johanna Rose: 7 Movements

Johanna Rose, Viola Da Gamba
November 2022

Histoires d’un Ange

Johanna Rose, Viola Da Gamba
November 2019

Critically acclaimed viola da gamba player Johanna Rose turns to Rameau, Couperin and de Visée in her latest release.

CPE Bach: 3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba

Johanna Rose, Viola Da Gamba
October 2017

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