Early Music Skills & Interests
Early Music Affiliations
Composer, Concert Producer, Educator, Music/Artistic Director, Performer
GAIL HERNANDEZ ROSA performs recitals and concerts throughout the world as a baroque, classical and modern violinist. Her chamber music engagements include concerts at Wigmore Hall, The Place, Bishopsgate Hall, Royal Opera House, Wilton's Music Hall, SF Conservatory, California Jazz Conservatory, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Reformation Lutheran Church, University Lutheran, Teatro Municipal de Santiago and Museo Pablo Casals. She has performed with the Kreutzer Quartet & Zalas Trio.
Gail’s versatility allows her to perform internationally with a variety of groups including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and Players (including BBC Proms), Florilegium, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, International Baroque Players, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra (Chile).
She currently performs with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Princeton Baroque, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philly Pops, Academy of the Vocal Arts, Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware, Colorado Music Festival, Lancaster Symphony, Reading Symphony, Richmond Symphony, among many others. She has performed in leadership positions with the Washington Bach Consort, Opera Delaware, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony & Endless Mountain Music Festival.
Gail is the co-founder of Beneath A Tree – Baroque To Folk (BaT), a group that explores the interrelationships found between composed and traditional music from the baroque period, brings these idioms together and combines them with historically informed performance (HIP) practices, instruments and performers.
Gail's recordings include Chopin Piano Concertos and Mozart Opera Arias & Overtures with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Hyperion Records and the music of Telemann and Janitsch with Tempesta di Mare under the Chandos early music label. Beneath a Tree – Baroque to Folk’s debut album My Cup of Tea is currently in mixing and editing stages. Their single Manha de Carnaval is available on Spotify.
Gail Hernández Rosa was born in Puerto Rico and began her violin studies at age three with the Suzuki Method before joining the preparatory division of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. She won the Youth Symphony Orchestra of America's competition, as part of the Casals Festival, and the Toronto School of Music International Competition. She was awarded scholarships from the Music and Art Corporation of Puerto Rico, Stapley Trust and Margot MacGibbon Award, and was the 2015 recipient of the Leibig Grant.
Gail graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia on full scholarship with a Bachelor of Music where she studied with Yumi Ninomiya Scott. She earned a Master of Arts with Honors (Violin & Historical Performance) from the Royal Academy of Music (London) where she studied with Clio Gould and Matthew Truscott.
Gail plays a c. 1850 Andrea Postacchini violin with a Jutta Walcher bow, a c.1700 Baroque Violin attributed to Jacob Stainer with baroque and classical bows by Jutta Walcher and Trevor Ewert and a 1800 French viola from Mirecourt.