Biography

Rosalie CarverRosalie Carver

BCRMTA, ARCT, Performer, Recording Artist

Rosalie is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association (BCRMTA). She joined the association in 1997 after receiving her Associate for the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) diploma.

Founder and director of the West Coast Fiddleheads, Rosalie's appreciation for the orchestra began with her afficiation with the Vancouver Corelli Strings, under the direction of Ona Cropper at the age of 10.  Lessons began 2 years prior, with Ona. She worked her way up the ranks to the position of concert master, featured soloist and associate director. In her early teens, she was a member of the Vancouver Junior Philharmonic String Orchestra under the direction of Douglas Stewart.  In smaller groups Rosalie received instruction at fiddle workshops from well-known Irish Fiddlers, Kevin Burke, Liz Carroll and Cape Breton Fiddler, Gillian Boucher and Scottish Fiddlers, Adam Sutherland and Alistair Fraser.

Rosalie is a member of the well established celtic group, Blackthorn, who perform in the lower mainland and abroad.  They have recorded 4 albums which include a number of Rosalie's compositions.

Rosalie performed with The Carpenter’s Son (and recorded on 2 albums), The Squid Jiggers, Sunshine and You, The Streels, The Halifax Wharf Rats and currently with Triskellion.  You can find this gypsy fiddler hanging around at the sessions in Vancouver at Dentry's and Johnny Fox's Irish Snug.

Aside from teaching private lessons, group lessons and instructing the West Coast Fiddleheads, Rosalie holds workshops throughout the lower mainland.  Past workshops include: Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, The Moveable Music School and the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra.

Other adventures (past and current):
Violinist in the choir for Mother Teresa’s celebrated visit to Vancouver.
Choir director at Holy Rosary Cathedral (1987 - 1990)
10 years involved as a music and arts specialist, counsellor and camp director at Camp Latona, Gambier Island, BC.
Recording project for the Pacific National Exhibition Equestrian show (2003)
Performer at the Pumpkin Patch in Richmond, BC
Christmas performances at Burnaby Village Museum
CelticFest Vancouver
Festivals
Private functions: weddings, wakes, anniversaries and birthday parties

For more information, please contact Rosalie:
Tel: 604.323.1712
Email: