Rosana Houthuesen graduated with a violin performance diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, in 1977. She subsequently studied Suzuki violin teaching in Europe and Japan and has been a busy Suzuki teacher ever since. As well as bringing up a family and teaching, Rosana played in various semi-professional orchestras in England and co-founded a baroque group playing on original instruments. Emigrating to New Zealand in 1991 (and now a citizen), Rosana has a very active and varied musical life. She has led and co-led Bach Musica NZ, Pipers Sinfonia, the Handel Consort & Quire, and the Manukau Symphony Orchestra and played with Auckland Chamber and Opus orchestras. As a freelance musician she plays regularly with NZ Barok, Ensemble Polymnia, Wairau Sinfonietta, Pipers Sinfonia, Bay of Plenty Symphony, and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra as well as Norwich Baroque in England. She has recently retired from teaching leaving more time for freelance playing and practice!

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