Jon Rose


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Midi-Violin Virtuoso

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA1994:

    Jon Rose started playing the Violin at the age of seven, gave up formal music education and from then on, was mostly self-taught. Throughout the 1970’s he played, composed and studied in a large variety of music genres – and became the central figure in the  development of free improvisation in Australia. In 1986 he moved to Berlin, where he directed the first Relative Violin festival with over 50 violinists from all around the world. Jon Rose has appeared on over 40 records and CD’s, directed Das Rosenberg Museum (a surrealist satire for ZDF, Germany 1991), released a book The Pink Violin (NMA, Melbourne 1992).


Last Known Location:


  • GB


Role(s) at the symposia over the years: