Jon Rose

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Born 1951

Jon Rose is an Australian violinist born in the UK in 1951. Rose began playing violin at age 7 after winning a music scholarship to King's School in Rochester. For over 35 years, Rose has been at the sharp end of new, improvised, and experimental music and media. A polymath, he is at much at home creating large environmental multi-media works as he is playing the violin on a concert stage.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born in 1951.


1977 26 Years Old In 1977, he started Australia's first musician run collective for the promotion and recording of improvised music, Fringe Benefit. … Read More


1986 35 Years Old In 1986, he moved to Berlin to more fully realise his ongoing project, The Relative Violin, which is the development of a total artform based around the one instrument. … Read More


2002 51 Years Old In 2002 he set up the Australia Ad Lib website for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: an interactive guide to the wild, the weird, and the vernacular in Australian music. … Read More


2012 61 Years Old The Music Board of the Australia Council honoured Rose with its most prestigious award for lifetime achievement and contribution to Australian music, The Don Banks Prize 2012.
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