Rose Bellini / Redshift Ensemble
Cellist Rose Bellini is an avid performer of a wide variety of music, especially contemporary and experimental music. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, she regularly performs with classical music ensembles, modern dance companies, bands, and chamber and orchestral groups from New York City to San Francisco. A founding member of mixed-chamber ensemble Redshift, she also currently plays with Seattle Modern Orchestra and has appeared with Hotel Elefant, the Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble Signal, FLUX Quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, East Village Opera Company, Phoenix Ensemble, folk and rock bands, and in venues from ranging from neighborhood bars to Carnegie Hall.
Bellini frequently collaborates with living composers from around the world and often premieres and records new works for cello and for chamber ensemble. A doctoral graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, her primary teachers were Emilio Colón and János Starker.
As an arts entrepreneur, she has established herself as a resourceful fundraiser and leader in the music and arts community working in development for a variety of organizations. She serves on the board of the Switchboard Music Festival in San Francisco.
Artist Support Program 2014: Record an original electroacoustic project titled Arctic Sounds, a program that consists of eight commissions that incorporate live performance with field recordings of Alaskan wildlife.