Cellist Rose Bellini is an avid performer of a wide variety of music, especially contemporary and experimental music. She regularly performs with classical music ensembles, modern dance companies, bands, and chamber and orchestral groups from Seattle to New York City to San Francisco.
Currently based in Seattle, Rose performs with Seattle Modern Orchestra, and collaborates with the top active performers of 21st century music in the Pacific Northwest. A founding member of mixed chamber ensembles REDSHIFT and Hotel Elefant, Rose's career has included appearances with the Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble Signal, FLUX Quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke's, East Village Opera Company, Phoenix Ensemble, folk and rock bands, and in venues from ranging from neighborhood bars to Carnegie Hall.
Rose frequently collaborates with living composers from around the world and often premieres and records new works for cello and for chamber ensemble. A graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, her primary teachers were Emilio Colón and Janos Starker.
Rose leads a dual career as a Non-Profit Development professional, and volunteers her time to local arts organizations to provide fundraising strategy and leadership.