Praised for her multifaceted interpretations of both classical and contemporary music alike, violist Rose Wollman is sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and orchestral musician. As the founding violist of the Larchmere String Quartet, she is currently a member of the Eykamp Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Evansville, dedicated to mentoring university and pre-college music students, promoting classical chamber music in the surrounding communities, and serving as principal violist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.
A champion of promoting and performing new music, Rose has commissioned, premiered and performed many pieces, working with groundbreaking composers such as Pierre Boulez, Augusta Read Thomas, David Dzubay, Gabriela Ortiz, and Don Freund. Upcoming projects include performances of a Concerto for Viola, Winds, and Percussion, dedicated to her by composer Brian St. John. Equally adept in ensembles of all sizes, Rose has performed with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra under Fabio Luisi, the Portland Symphony in Portland, Maine, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, principal violist with the Cape Cod Symphony, and as assistant principal with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, to name a few. With the Petar Jankovic Ensemble, a chamber group comprised of string quartet and guitar, Rose tours extensively in the United States and Europe, and has recently released a CD titled From Spain to Tango.
As a devoted music educator, Rose has served as a viola and chamber music faculty member at DePauw University, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the University of Illinois. She has also worked as a teaching assistant for Atar Arad at Indiana University, Mai Motobuchi at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Masumi Rostad at the University of Illinois, and mentored countless young students at the String Academy at Indiana University, University of Illinois, and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.
Currently a doctoral candidate in viola with a minor in music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Rose also holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Illinois. Her primary teachers have been Atar Arad, Carol Rodland, Masumi Rostad and Rudolf Haken.