Friday 10 May 2024, 10.45am
Tonbridge Baptist Church
Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, TN10 3HZ
Instrument Explorers! with Rosanna Ter-Berg (flute) and Rosie Bergonzi (hand pan & percussion)
This relaxed concert for Under-5s offers the perfect first concert experience, with children free to move around, dance and sing as they listen to the music.
Approximate length: 45mins
Adult and up to 3 children £8 | Additional Adult £3
About Rosanna Ter-Berg
An exceptionally versatile and theatrical performer, Rosanna is in demand as a multi-flautist, improviser, actor-musician and creative collaborator in Europe and beyond. Described as ‘outstanding’ by the Telegraph and ‘super-charged’ by the Guardian, Rosanna’s performances exude class, personality and virtuosity. She is known for her charismatic presence, on-stage vitality and flair.
Forever resisting the urge to fit neatly in to a box, Rosanna enjoys performing many different styles of music – classical, contemporary, avant-guard experimental, pop, rock, Eastern European, Latin and folk which has led her to work on many different projects across the globe. Rosanna plays with some of the UK’s most renowned improvisers, chamber groups, contemporary music ensembles, orchestras and theatre companies. She is also on the artistic and audition panel for the contemporary platform The Park Lane Group.
Rosanna’s versatility has led her to work as a soloist and ensemble musician with numerous artists, orchestras and collectives such as the contemporary classical/jazz ensemble Engines Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, City of London Sinfonia, Multi-Story Orchestra, Disney’s The Lion King Tour and touring rock band Legend of a Band. She is a founding member of the improviser’s collective Union Division and newly formed Brazilian band Olayá. She has performed as a soloist live on radio, at many festivals and at the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, the Bridgewater Hall and at over 50 music clubs.
Rosanna has a passion for the stage. She was the alternate musical director on the 3 X Olivier Award winning production Emilia in London’s West-End. She has devised a number of shows for young audiences with London Rhymes and MishMash Productions, and presented classical shows for Aurora Orchestra as part of the Southbank Imagine Festival. She performs with the immersive Opera show Vixen (Silent Opera/ENO) with whom she’s toured internationally after rave reviews and with the Royal Opera House’s immersive productions touring across the UK. In Germany, she works with The Other Music Academy as a performer, composer and musical director. There, she has worked on projects including an immersive puppet show, a cabaret show and a large scale social-cultural project composing for podcasts, radio plays, a documentary and clay animation. As a session musician, she has recorded for artists as diverse as Danalogue, Tom Rosenthal, Ana Silvera and Katie Melua as well as for TV and film. She is the demo-flautist and recording artist for the Global music exam board ABRSM, having recorded the syllabus CDs and downloads for the last ten years.
As an educator, Rosanna delivers music workshops across the country for organisations including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The BBC Proms, Bath Philharmonic Orchestra and Creative Futures. She trained as an animateur and workshop leader with Spitalfields Music, Opera North and the LSO. She is a music mentor for Live Music Now, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia – working with classical musicians on performance and improvisation skills, going beyond the training at music conservatoires.
Rosanna studied at Leeds University, Strasbourg Conservatoire and Trinity Laban where she graduated with Distinction in her MMus and the highest performance mark in her faculty. She was a finalist in Trinity’s Isabelle Bond Gold Medal Competition and went on to win over ten national competitions whilst studying. Soon after, she was quickly snapped up as an artist for the Park Lane Group, Live Music Now, Making Music AYCA, Countess of Munster and the Concordia Foundation.
About Rosie Bergonzi
Rosie Bergonzi is a graduate of The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, having completed her masters in Advanced Instrumental Study in 2016 and being awarded a Fellowship in Percussion the following year. She studied at Goldsmiths, University of London for her BMus, awarded in 2014 with First Class Honours. Her studies were generously funded by the Nick Jack Award and the Hilda Martindale Foundation.
She is now an active musician, with notable performances including a world tour with Neneh Cherry (2018); BBC prom with the Chineke! Orchestra (2017); Musical Rumpus, an interactive opera for toddlers (2017); A sell out performance of Drumming, performed to Steve Reich himself (2016); a solo set in the Barbican’s Sound Unbound Festival (2015) and winning the Goldsmiths Concerto contest (2014) allowing her to perform as soloist in the Ney Rosaruo Vibraphone Concerto (2015).
Rosie is a founding member of the all female percussion group Beaten Track Ensemble. She co-created Handpan and Saxophone duo Boubakiki who released their debut EP in January 2018. Founding member of children’s theatre troupe Wrangle who are looking forward to their debut concert at Wigmore Hall this summer.
In addition to performing, Rosie is also passionate about creating music in a community setting. She leads and facilitates workshops including collaborative song-writing and instrumental pieces; and presenting sharings. She’s recently worked with English National Opera, Spitalfields Music, Wigmore Hall, Aurora Orchestra and the Chineke! Foundation to deliver music sessions to groups across the UK.
In her spare time Rosie enjoys sport; holding a black belt in Karate (Wado-Ryu) and playing football with her local team ‘Bend it like Peckham’. She is currently studying comedy improvisation with the theatre Hoopla and learning French.