Rosemary – Canadian Violin Sensation
Known for her versatility, passion, musicianship, and style, Canadian violin sensation Rosemary Siemens has mesmerized audiences around the world 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 four different performances at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall, one of which debuted a combined hip-hop and classical concert. She has also performed as the first solo instrumentalist ever allowed to play at St. Peter’s Basilica as well as the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican since its beginning in 1483. Rosemary has also played at the Latin Grammy’s in Miami and entertained at numerous private concerts, including for billionaire Donald Trump at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach and for USA president Jimmy Carter. Her resume also includes 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 internationally acclaimed piano and violin fusion duo Roy & Rosemary. The duo’s debut album ‘Once Upon a Dream’ is a lush and fully orchestrated CD of favourite cinematic classics. Rosemary had the great honour of being awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a commemorative medal for her significant contribution to the arts in Canada. When Rosemary is not making music, she is pursuing another passion-design. She has created her own line of sparkly instrument covers called BOOM FASHION COVERS. Rosemary plays a 1714 Claude Pierray violin on loan to her from a generous donor. Rosemary is the process of producing an interactive live show to commemorate the 300th birthday of her violin.
And when you think there is nothing more to discover about Rosemary, she both surprises and endears her fans with her down to earth stage manner and banter. And ohhhh that all-too-distinctive laugh – it clearly marks how quickly she opens up to her fans.
Never forgetting her roots, the love of family and close friendships from the small town of Plum Coulee Manitoba, Rosemary is always quick to credit her incredibly supportive parents. She began playing the violin at the age of three and her parents would drive several hours a week to be sure Rosemary would get the best training possible.
So, from playing in Church to Carnegie Hall to the Sistine Chapel, Rosemary’s adventures across the globe keep creating moments that connect us throughout time and space. Her violin, crafted in 1714, holds many stories and many melodies.
Just watch for the girl carrying the sparkled violin case – it is always at Rosemary’s side.
So, we invite you to embrace Rosemary and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
A big thank you from Rosemary for helping her make her dreams come true!