Biography

The Israeli/Dutch cellist Timora Rosler took first prize at the 1996 Stuttgart International Cello Competition. In 1997 she won the Vriendenkrans of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She was praised by the jury as follows: ‘Timora Rosler has a capturing talent, intimate expressiveness, virtuosity and a natural feeling for the composition … Her interpretation is exceptionally fascinating.’

A year later she won a special prize for her interpretation at the XI International Bach Competition in Leipzig. She also won the top prize at the Caltanisetta International Duo Chamber Music Competition in 1996 in Italy with her duo-partner Klára Würtz.

Since 1985 Rosler was awarded the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and later became a member of the Distinguished Young Artists Chamber Music Group at the Jerusalem Music Centre. She has attended masterclasses with artists such as János Starker, Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikov, Anner Bylsma, Daniel Shafran and Lynn Harell.
Rosler holds a Performing Musician Degree from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where she studied with Dmitri Ferschtman and a Certificare of Performance from Yale University, where she was a pupil of Aldo Parisot.

She participated in numerous music festivals including Ravinia, Aspen, Banff Center for the Arts, Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, Manchester Cello Festival, International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove (England), Francigena International Arts Festival, Cello Festival Zutphen, Pro Festival in Rolandseck (Germany) and the Maurice Ravel Summer Academy in France. She also took part in Gaia Chamber Music Festival in Thun.

Rosler has appeared in concerts in Europe, the United States, Canada, Argentina and Israel. As a soloist she has performed with various orchestras such as the Flemish Radio under Martyn Brabbins, Philharmonia of the Nations under Justus Frantz, Janácek Philharmonic, Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic, Slovak Sinfonietta, Donetsk Philharmonic, National Symphony of Ukraine, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, Camerata Antonio Lucio and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. With the Orquesta de Cámara Mayo of Buenos Aires she toured extensively throughout The Netherlands (including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw) and Argentina with the works of Piazzolla. Both a television and a CD recording were made of this collaboration.

She has also made recordings for Israeli, Hungarian, German, Dutch and American Radio.

Rosler has recorded numerous CD's which have been reviewed with praise. Her most recent includes the complete works by Beethoven for cello and piano with pianist Klára Würtz.

An active chamber musician, Timora Rosler is a member of the Serafino String Trio with violinist Cecilia Bernardini and violist Simone van der Giessen.

She is a professor of cello at the Utrecht Conservatory of Music, and has given masterclasses at venues and events such as the International Conservatoire Week in St Petersburg in Russia, Francigena International Festival, Instituto Bellini in Italy, Musica Arvenzis in Slovakia, International Cello Congress & Festival in Israel, Utrecht String Academy St Vallerin in France and Davos Winter Academy in Switzerland.

In 2013 she was a jury member at the Aram Khachaturian International Cello Competition in Armenia.

Timora Rosler plays on a Thomas Dodd cello from 1800.