VIOLINIST – SINGER – PIANIST – COMPOSER – ARRANGER – DESIGNER
Known for her versatility, passion, musicianship, and style, violinist Rosemary Siemens has mesmerized audiences the world over since the age of three. Equally comfortable with classical and pop music, her diverse talents and improvisational skills have led to countless performance opportunities, including three different performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, one of which debuted a combined hip-hop and classical concert; performing as the first instrumentalist ever at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican; playing at the Latin Grammy’s in Miami; entertaining at numerous private concerts, including for Donald Trump at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach; performing at two concerts at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics; and even opening Hockey Night in Canada. Most recently, Rosemary was selected as one of the top 20 out of thousands of applicants for Canada’s “Got Talent” live video audition. Rosemary is currently on tour through the United States and Canada with her internationally acclaimed Pop-Opera group Destino, who just released its new album entitled “Beginning Again.” She will follow up her six previous CDs, which range from gospel to electronic, with the release of her debut solo Pop album, featuring many original tracks. In the 2012 season, Rosemary premiered a violin concerto called the Journey, with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, written for her by Canadian composer, Victor Davies. She also had the great honour of being awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal. Rosemary plays a 1714 Claude Pierray violin on loan to her from a generous donor. When Rosemary is not making music, she is pursuing another passion—design. She has created her own line of glamorous instrument covers called BOOM FASHION COVERS, By Rosemary.
From a very early age, Rosemary pursued her passion for music through violin, piano, voice, and song writing. She went on to earn her Master’s of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Miami, under the tutelage of world-renowned violinist, Robert Rozek. Thereafter, she continued to express her musical talents in many ways. Not only has she been a soloist and concert master for numerous orchestras, but she has also conducted the Florida Youth Orchestra and the Lourdes Academy Choir of Miami. She has performed on—and composed the arrangements for—many recordings with famous pop and jazz musicians, including David Letterman’s bass player, Will Lee. Rosemary has had the opportunity to perform with and for such luminaries as President Jimmy Carter, Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Christian Slater, The Rankin Family, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Tara Reid, Robin Leach, Air Supply, Oscar-winner Christopher Cross, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, Bo Bice, Denny Laine, and Todd Rundgren. In addition, she has been seen on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Canada AM,” “Breakfast Television,” “Urban Rush,” and on a live television broadcast in New York. Other notable performances include the Miss America Gala in Las Vegas and the 25th Anniversary of Children’s Miracle Network at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Rosemary’s love for music has given her the privilege of performing throughout North America, China, Korea, Japan, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout continental Europe.