About Ros

A pioneer in her field, Ros takes performance away from the concert platform into a more socially engaged and reflective practice, placing communication at the heart of her work.

Ros has led creative music projects with many UK orchestras and ensembles, and is a lead musician and trainer for some of the key organisations working in disability settings in the UK.



Performance

Ros performs as a freelance clarinettist specialising in klezmer throughout the UK. Described in the Guardian as one of the UK’s ‘leading klezmer clarinettists’, she is specialist teacher in Klezmer performance at The University of Manchester and Head of Faculty for Klezfest 2017.

Musicians’ Training and Development

Ros leads training and development programmes on using music in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Healthcare settings in the UK and Europe, having worked in collaboration with the Birmingham Contemporary Music GroupBritten Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Figura EnsembleHallé, and Musik Alliansen.

Music and Health Projects

Ros is a specialist music and health practitioner whose commissioned projects in hospital settings include residencies, artistic collaborations and evaluation.

She runs training and mentoring for musicians in healthcare settings, organises artistic residencies in hospital settings and palliative care, and devises training and confidence building workshops for non music specialists working in healthcare settings.

Work in SEND settings

Ros has over 25 years’ experience in using live music with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, devising and leading live music programmes for use in a range of educational and therapeutic settings.

Research

Ros is studying for a PhD at SOAS, London, based on her professional practice as a musician working in hospital. Her exploration of musicians’ engagement and practice is supported by the Jewish Music Institute through a Joe Loss Scholarship, and she has presented on her research in the UK, Ireland and America.

“Some of the most beautiful clarinet playing I have ever heard.”

Audience member, Manchester Jewish Museum

“You were such a wonderful mentor.”

Conservatoire Student – RNCM Music for Health Programme

“Some of the most beautiful clarinet playing I have ever heard.”

Audience member, Manchester Jewish Museum

“You were such a wonderful mentor.”

Conservatoire Student – RNCM Music for Health Programme
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