Rosemary Toll, PERCUSSION

Rosemary was an ABRSM scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where she studied percussion. During her time at the RNCM she won the Wray Percussion Prize Three times and performed as a concerto soloist with Southern Sinfonia. Prior to this, she attended the Purcell School of Music where she became an SPNM shortlisted composer and winner of the first 'ComposeYourself' competition. Her piece was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded by members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radio 4. In 2005, Rosemary undertook an ERASMUS exchange to the Paris Conservatoire and was also invited to play in the 'Young Percussionists of Europe Ensemble' as part of the 'Perkumania' Festival in 2005, 2007 and 2008. With the help of an ABRSM Mackin Award, Rosemary continued her studies at the RNCM on the Masters course. During this time she was a concerto finalist in the college's competition playing Richard Rodney Bennett's Percussion Concerto and played in a Masterclass for Dame Evelyn Glennie. Rosemary is currently a member of Southbank Sinfonia for 2010 but also works as a freelance Percussionist and teacher. She is also a keen Baroque Timpanist and for 2009 was a participant in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Scheme and a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra.