.Biography

Her second solo album ‘Histoires d’un Ange’ has received 3 nominations for the prestigious german music award ‘Opus Klassik’

Johanna Rose discovered the viola da gamba thanks to Hille Perl while studying cello and singing in Bremen. She immediately decided to deepen the knowledge of this instrument in Basel, initially with Paolo Pandolfo in the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Further studies followed at the Conservatory della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano with Vittorio Ghielmi and at the Scuola Civica in Milan with Lorenzo Ghielmi and Rodney Prada. In addition, she worked in master classes with Sophie Watillon, Philippe Pierlot and Jordi Savall. In Italy, she collaborated assiduously with the dance company Virgilio Sieni and then went to Seville where she completed her studies with Ventura Rico at the Conservatorio Superior obtaining the highest qualifications.

The Andalusian capital became home to the German Johanna Rose from Tübingen, and is the base for her international career in the capitals of the world of music, at venues such as Konzerthaus in Vienna, Laeiszhalle and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Teatros del Canal and National Auditorium in Madrid, Gran Teatro de Bogotá, Quirinale of Rome, Ponchielli Theater of Cremona, Zaryadye Hall of Moscow or the Topcapi Palace of Istanbul, performing 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 all around the world: Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, South America, Panama, the United States, Japan and Germany. Concerts have been broadcast live from Radio Nacional España, Rai 3, WDR 3 or Bayerischer Rundfunk. Johanna Rose has attained huge critical acclaim as a soloist, been nominated for several prizes, as well as in ensembles e.g. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Accademia del Piacere and Nuria Rial), Glossa (La Venexiana and Accademia del Piacere), Carpe Diem (More Hispano), Lindoro (Premium Music), Itinerant (La Bellemont), Alqhai & Alqhai (Accademia del Piacere). In recent years, her personal interest has focused on studying the music of the Bach family, a dedication that has resulted in the recording of her first solo album: her recording of the three sonatas for viola da gamba by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, released in 2017 with the English label Rubicon Classics obtained excellent reviews ‘’(….) Johanna Rose draws out every ounce of intimacy and grace, too. These are beautifully sensitive, expressive and musically shaped performances… All in all a really strong solo debut (….)’’ ,Gramophone magazine. Her second solo album ‘Histoires d’un Ange’ followed in 2019, receiving 3 nominations for the prestigious German music award ‘Opus Klassik’. This album, focused on Marin Marais, has been praised among others by the BBC and the Klassik radio Vienna: ‘’(…) Ihr Spiel zeichnet sich durch eine großartige Technik aus, vor allem aber durch einen Grad an Musikalität , in dem sie den Größen älterer Generationen um nichts nachsteht (…) ‘’. The city of Seville has provided her with the opportunity to research into diverse musical styles, such as the founding of her own group Sarao de Musas, together with the soprano Mariví Blasco, with whom she delves specially into Spanish baroque music. She also investigates contemporary music for the viola da gamba, proof of this is her most recent project with the Argentinian clarinettist Diego Montes with whom she forms a singular duo that has attracted the attention of composers such as Hilda Paredes, Gerardo Dirié and Ramón Gorigoitía, who have composed exclusively for them, a series of works which were premiered at the Central Theater of Seville in March 2019.