Rosemary Curtin

Rosemary Curtin is a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Following post graduate studies at the Musikhochschule in Munich with Professor Hariolf Schlichtig, Rosemary’s professional career began with regular performances with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in London, Asia, the US and Europe. 

After returning to Australia from the United Kingdom, Rosemary held the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s viola fellowship in 2003. She pursued an active freelance career with the SSO and other Australian orchestras including the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Opera Australia Orchestra before becoming a permanent musician with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Rosemary has been a regular participant in the Australian World Orchestra’s seasons. In 2017 she was invited to perform with the New York Philharmonic as a participant in their Global Orchestral Project.

Rosemary commenced her music studies on the violin at the age of four with the Suzuki method. She commenced viola with Winifred Durie when she entered the Sydney Conservatorium High School. Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Sydney and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships from organisations including the Queen’s Trust, the Big Brother Movement and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Rosemary plays on an A.E. Smith viola made in Sydney in 1930.

Rosemary has recorded for Wirripang:

Sonatina for Viola and Piano (Dulcie Holland)