2023 Teaching Artist
Composer and singer deemed “an extraordinary soprano” (Broad Street Review), Gabrielle Rosse invites listeners on a healing journey towards love, respect, and mutual understanding through her works.
Alluringly entwining innocent and complex harmonies, “now consoling, now unstable” (SFCV), Rosse’s music engages the intersection of identity and diaspora through an intercultural dialogue that celebrates diverse traditions in both her music and libretti. Her music has been performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Boston New Music Initiative, Brightwork Ensemble, Salastina Music Society, Lyris Quartet, Carpe Diem Quartet, soprano Hila Plitmann, mezzo Naomi O’Connell, tenor Michael Kelly, pianist José Menor, and cellist Armen Ksajikian, and has been featured on KUSC, the Hear Now festival, and the Chigiana Festival. Current projects include both libretto and music for Cristina Doesn’t Need Saving, winner of the 2022 Snapshot competition, a collaboration with West Edge Opera and the Earplay Ensemble. Upcoming commissions include works for violinist Kevin Kumar and guitarist Eliot Fisk. Rosse is a contributing author for the Oxford Handbook on the TV Musical, and her Three Folk Songs are published by NewMusicShelf. Honors include the American Prize in Composition, 2022, the Elaine Krown Klein, Mimi Alpert, and Deglin Memorial Awards, Phi Beta Kappa, and full scholarships to UCLA, Temple University, and Sorbonne University.