Nathasja van Rosse, Netherlands (USA Debut)

Dutch classical guitar virtuoso Nathasja van Rosse is a dynamic young musician whose refined artistry has received world-wide critical acclaim.

Since her debut CD `Guitar Music of South-America´ (Jan. 2000) she is considered one of the leading young interpreters of classical guitar music and has been a guest at numerous international guitar festivals. Most recently she has performed in the USA, Turkey, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

With the recently released CD ´Levantine´(Jan. 2007) she shows again her broad musical palet, devoting herself to compositions written in the last Decade. Several works, such as the jazzy "Changes" by Olaf Tarenskeen and "El Rio Guadalquivir" by Erik Otte, were dedicated to her and are among the world premieres

on this remarkable disc. It shows that all musical roads are open to Nathasja van Rosse. Her interpretations have received excellent press reviews (Le Cahier de la Guitare, Classical Guitar, Gitara Poland, Acoustic Review, Akustik Gitarre).

As a young girl, Nathasja van Rosse was already giving concerts as well as radio and television appearances. In 1987 she played the opening concert at the inauguration of the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam attended by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Following her schooling at the Rotterdam conservatory she studied in Graz with Leo Witoszynskyj and absolved her soloist diploma with Zoran Dukic in 1999 with excellent results . Further master classes with great guitar virtuosi of the day such as David Russell, Alvaro Pierri, Pavel Steidl and Carlo Marchione culminated in her successes at many international competitions where she has often been a finalist.

Aside from her concert engagements Nathasja is presently affiliated with the Centre for the Arts in Roosendaal. In 2005 she won the EGTA ´Teachers´award with her `young-talent class.´

In 2006 she was on the highly praised ROOTS+ tour together with the esteemed Jazz-player Olaf Tarenskeen in the Netherlands.

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