Johanna Rose

viola da gamba
Johanna Rose is a German Viola da Gamba player living in Seville, Spain. 
She is a member of the group Accademia del Piacere and has played with numerous ensembles like La Venexiana, La Grande Chapelle, La Orchesta Barroca de Sevilla, Música Prima, More Hispano etc...performing in important concert halls all over Europe, South America, EEUU and Japan.

She recorded for the labels Glossa, Carpe Diem, Alqhai&Alqhai, Itinerant, Lindoro..and for the radio WDR3, RNE, Rai etc..

She has performed as a soloist the three sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach with the italian dance company Virgilio Sieni in important concert halls and theaters in Italy (Teatro Ponchielli cremona and others..) and works on her personal projects in Dúo with Miguel Rincón (theorbo) and Javier Nuñez (Harpsichord). 

Her first instrument was the Violoncello. Later she started studying the Viola da Gamba at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Paolo Pandolfo and continued her studies with Vittorio Ghielmi in Lugano and Ventura Rico in Seville where she recieved her diploma with the highest grade (Matricula de Honor).

She has now recorded her first solo Album with the three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The Album will be published in October with the new label Rubicon Classics.

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NameRose, Johanna
Born inGermany, Europe
Home LocationSevilla, Spain
Main languageGerman
Additional languages English,  Spanish; Castilian,  Italian 
CPE Bach Sonatas for Viola da Gamba
2017-12-01 Gramophone,

Rose draws out every ounce of intimacy and grace, too. These are beautifully sensitive, expressive and musically shaped performances. There's often a wonderful aria-like quality to her slow movements; the C major Sonata's Arioso final movement truly is vocal in delivery, for instance. Then, with the more up-tempo, virtuoso moments, such as the lightning runs of the D major Sonata's central Allegro di molto, she brings a gentleness together with a strong sense of rhythm. Her tone itself is glorious too: rich and dark, with an exceptionally attractive grainy edge to it.


(Charlotte Gardner)
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