Austria-born, NYC-based, Singer/Songwriter, Electric Violinist & Activist ROSE BARTU
“A dream has come through. I always wanted to work with a producer, who completely understands me and my music and can see me reaching people all over the world.” For her upcoming EP she is working with Steve Greenwell, who has worked with legends like Joss Stone, Diane Birch and Andy Grammer among many others.
The first single FREEDOM is an anthem for freedom, justice and human rights for all people. Her new sound reminds us of legendary bands like Portishead and Massive Attack, and more recent artists like Haim and CHVRCHES.
Previously, she stepped out as “Roswitha” on her 2013 self-produced album, DESTINY, which made it into 10 categories on the Grammy ballots for a potential nomination. She lead her own bands performing at celebrated venues like The Blue Note, Metropolitan Room, Knitting Factory and touring Europe. In addition she has notched over 70 production, arrangement, composition and performance credits on over 24 released albums, videos and film soundtracks.
As a topflight electric violinist she has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, in the movie August Rush, at the Latin Grammy’s, and was featured on MTV’s Unplugged with Trey Songz.
Rose Bartu was reared in a rural Austrian home surrounded by music in the middle of the Alps with her parents and five siblings. Winning the prestigious Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship “to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas,” allowed her to live her dream to study in the Big Apple. Rose Bartu holds bachelors of fine arts degrees from the world-class, cutting-edge New School University Jazz Program, NYC, and Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama and Dance, Linz, Austria.