British composer, artist and Royal Academy of Music graduate Rosabella Gregory, is an award-winning music-fiend.
Prior to reading Commercial Music Composition at the prestigious Royal Academy, Rosabella had already received recognition for her composing, in the form of numerous international awards, including first prize in: The Vivian Ellis Prize (1997), The TES Rock And pop Awards (1994), BBC Pebble Mill "A Song For Christmas" (1993), and the ENO Baylis Program Competition to write an original rock opera (1992).
As an artist, and musician, Rosabella has performed internationally, and toured with the legendary, Jools Holland, Craig David, Ben's Brother and many more.
Recent performances of her original work include: The Royal Festival Hall, The Shakespeare Globe, 606 club, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St James Theatre. Gregory's music has found loyal support in BBC Radio 2 broadcasters, "Whispering" Bob Harris and Elaine Paige.
Collaborations include Bob James, Manolo Badrena, and more recently Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger (Circle Of Sound), which afforded her the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Anoushka Shankar and Nitin Sawhney.
Gregory won the International Prize in the 2007 New York Songwriter's Circle Song Contest, where judge, Russ Titelman, compared her to "a young Joni Mitchell".
Likening her songs to "mini-movies", Gregory describes her style as "classic songwriting with a filmic twist" where "the story is the key".
Returning to her roots, Rosabella has recently composed the score to City Stories, written by award-winning playwright, James Phillips (Mc Queen, The Play), which has secured a residency at St James Theatre. Along with her twin sister and lyricist Dina, she has also composed the score to a new musical, commissioned by Tony award - winning, Broadway producers Corey Brunish and Brisa Trichero.
It is also worth mentioning that in 2012, Rosabella reached the final round of the "Cameron Mackintosh Residential Composer Scheme". She was one of only two remaining candidates. Since then, and with two theatre scores (and an imminent film score commission on the horizon), Rosabella is excited and hungry to delve further into the world of music and drama, and to collaborate with other specialists in this field.
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