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Six Piano Project

Rosie Riebl

six Piano COllective


Pianist and composer Rosie began her piano studies at age five, and within a few years was performing and competing around Melbourne. Six years later she was accepted to study under Professor Frank Wibaut, then director of the Australian National Academy of Music. At 14, Rosie moved to Vienna to accept a place at the Universität Darstellende Kunst Wien, where she studied under Professor Heinz Medijmorec, then head of piano.  During this time, she learned to speak German and drink vodka, in an attempt to keep up with older, Eastern European classmates; during this time, she also gave a series of solo and chamber performances throughout Austria, notably those in Schloss Mirabell Salzburg and Bosendorfer Saal, Vienna. 

Following her return to Australia, Rosie continued performing, competing and studying at the Australian National Academy of Music.  During her two years at ANAM, she participated in master classes with an exciting array of international artists including Gary Graffman, Pascal Rogé, Boris Berman and Imogen Cooper.  

In the years following, Rosie spent some time performing in New York and eventually moved to London, where she was playing piano, studying literature and working for the circus.  It was during this time that her current interest in composing music for theatre, television and film began to emerge.  After her time abroad Rosie moved to Sydney, where she received a first class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  

Rosie is currently performing and accompanying classical repertoire, as well as composing and performing for solo project Rose Alea – cinematic, neoclassical piano music for the borderlands.