Rosina Fabius was born into a musical family. Her English grandmother was the pianist and composer, Margot Wright and her parents are professional musicians (cello and viola). From the age of 4 Rosina took part in the family’s musical activities by playing the piano and the cello but at the age of 14 she discovered her talent for singing and decided that she wanted to become an opera singer!

As of today Rosina is frequently invited as soloist in concerts and oratoria, especially those of J.S. Bach. During the first International Bach Festival on Gran Canaria she performed as soloist in the St. Matthew Passion. This unique enacted performance was broadcast on Dutch television (SBS9) and repeated in 2017 in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Rosina has performed several times on Dutch radio- and television, most recently with the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble with whom she recorded a version of Bach’s aria “Es ist Vollbracht” from the St. John’s Passion in Hebrew.

In September 2018 Rosina was awarded the Oratorio Prize at the International Vocal Competition s’-Hertogenbosch.

In 2014 Rosina received her first invitation to perform as soloist with the London Octave in the famous church of St Martin-in-the-Fields. She now appears regularly in their baroque programmes. Performances of the romantic concert repertoire include Mahler’s 2nd Symphony and “Das Klagende Lied” in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Her love for chamber music led to a collaboration with several ensembles including the Fabius Ensemble and the ARTO Ensemble which consists of mezzo soprano, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. This unique ensemble performs in an on-going chamber music series (Bunnik, the Netherlands) in which contemporary music and premières are heard alongside more classical chamber music and Lieder. In addition to the contemporary repertoire Rosina also makes her own arrangements for both ensembles.

Together with the pianist, Kanako Inoue Rosina enjoys giving Lieder recitals. They have followed several masterclasses including “Poetry and Performance of the German Lied” in 2014 at the Franz Schubert Institut (Baden, Austria) where they performed and received coaching from famous artists such as Christa Ludwig, Robert Holl and Elly Ameling. Rosina also enjoyed singing in ensemble recitals and has performed at the Zeist International Lied Festival and the Delft Chamber Music Festival.

Rosina graduated in 2017 (Master of Music) at the Utrecht Conservatory, where she studied with Henny Diemer. In the last period of her studies at the Conservatory she studied for one year at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien (MDW) in Vienna with Professors Claudia Visca and Gabriele Fontana. After she finished her formal education she continued her vocal studies under the guidance of the Welsh soprano Rosemary Joshua and Romanian soprano Manuela Ochakovski. Furthermore she has taken part in masterclasses by Ann Murray, Sarah Connoly and Hillary Summers.

During her studies Rosina has performed several operatic roles including La Messagiera (L’Orfeo Monteverdi, Holland Opera), the title role in Giulio Cesare (Händel, operaclass of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna) and at the Rotterdam Opera Days Festival (New Voices Talent Programme). After finishing her studies she made her debut at the Dutch National Opera (Opera Forward Festival) in Stefano Landi’s La morte d’Orfeo (2ndEuretto), with Les Talens Lyriques led by Christophe Rousset.

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