Rose Martin

Raised in Kent, where she became obsessed with singing in choirs, and educated at Chetham’s School of Music, and King’s College London, Rose is a passionate performer, and music teacher. She has sung with many of the UK’s wonderful professional groups, including The Sixteen, Eric Whitacre Singers, Platinum Consort, the Erebus Ensemble and the London Contemporary Orchestra, with whom she can be heard singing on Radiohead’s latest album. Rose is an experienced teacher, workshop leader and conductor, she teaches in several schools, and is a vocal coach and conductor for the marvelous Kent Youth Choirs. A super-keen student of the holistic Kodaly approach to music teaching and a folk-music enthusiast, you can often find Rose hand-signing the sol-fa of pentatonic scales to herself on the tube, or playing the flute and whistle in a pub.

Where did you study music? I studied at Chetham’s School of Music, and King’s College London.

What is your favourite piece of music/song? Either Spem in Alium by Tallis, or Nina Simone ‘I get along without you very well’. Both make me weep.

What single thing could you not live without? Stories.

Who has inspired you the most? When I went to Chetham’s I made some incredible friends, who never fail to inspire me with their extraordinary approaches to all their different projects and fascinating lives, they just keep blossoming!

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Kent, lovely county with good youth music.