… dazzles crowds with genre-bending compositions with mixed rock, funk, classical, new age, world fusion, and experimental-folk explosions of sonic beauty…. Nothing is amiss here.
— Matthew Forss, Inside World Music

Rose Bartu’s first single FREEDOM is an anthem for freedom, justice and respect for all people. It received close to 500,000 plays on Spotify and was released on the anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream speech”, when Rose played at Washington D.C.’s “Minister’s March for Justice”, organized by Rev. Al Sharpton (click here for press release).

Rose Bartu’s upcoming EP is produced by renowned producer Steve Greenwell, who Produced, Mixed & Engineered artists like Joss Stone, Diane Birch, Andy Grammer and many more. Bartu describes her new sound as Alternative Electric Pop. It reminds listeners of legendary bands like Portishead and Massive Attack, and more recent artists like Haim and CHVRCHES. 

Rose Bartu is an international Austrian-American Singer/Songwriter, Violinist, Producer and Change Agent, who has worked with such icons as Abbey Lincoln, Santana, Luis Fonsi, John Legend and Patti Labelle, has been the featured violinist for Trey Songz on MTV Unplugged, performed on the Conan O’Brian Show, the Latin Grammys and with orchestras internationally. She led her own bands performing at celebrated venues like The Metropolitan Room, The Blue Note, Knitting Factory and touring Europe. She has notched over 70 production, arrangement, composition and performance credits on over 24 released albums, videos and film soundtracks. Her 2013 DESTINY album and the 2014 LIVE in NYC releases and DESTINY Concert Film (as artist ROSWITHA) made it onto 10 categories on the Grammy ballots in both years. (Read an extended resume here)

DESTINY, has been critically acclaimed and has garnered comparisons to the likes of Sia, Sade, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Björk, Florence and the Machine, Les Nubians, Stevie Nicks among others... Roswitha mixes gorgeous violin playing alongside her sultry vocals. With an infectious blend of jazz, classical, R&B, hip hop, rock and pop, Roswitha creates music that appeals to the masses, which transcends to the stage flawlessly.
— Jane Lambert, Modern Mystery Blog

Radio Plays:

  • WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond
  • WTCC 90.7 Boston
  • 92.1 WOMR-FM Provincetown
  • 91.3 WFMR-FM Orleans
  • WNTI FM 91.9 New Jersey
  • MDT FM 89.9 New Mexico
  • OE1, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Radio Ennstal, Austria
  • Freies Radio B138, Austria
  • Life Radio, Austria
  • Stadt Radio Göttingen, Germany



Freedom Around The World Solo Show


Black roses


I’ve put this album under “progressive rock.”…“art rock,”… This is great music that features a lot of violin and very complex compositions and arrangements. There’s a real focus on R&B and soul music, but plenty of other things, most notably world music … Personally, I’d say it falls closest to Bjork… quite an intriguing album … vocals on this cut make me think of Stevie Nicks quite a bit… pure style.
— Gary Hill, Music Street Journal

Venues Rose Bartu got featured at in NYC (selection):

  • Blue Note
  • S.O.B.s
  • Knitting Factory
  • Metropolitan Room
  • Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar
  • Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3
  • Joe’s Pub
  • Drom
  • The Pyramid Club
  • Cleopatra’s Needle
  • Red Rooster, Harlem
  • Shrine, World Music Venue, Harlem
  • Big Apple Circus, NYC
  • Austrian Consul General’s home (reception for Sebastian Kurz, Chancellor of Austria since 2017)
  • BronxNET TV
  • Time Warner 34, Time Warner Channel 56, Cablevision 67, RCN 82, Verizon 42
  • MTV Unplugged (with Trey Songz)
  • Madison Square Garden (with Willie Colon)

International Venues as Solo Artist:

  • Banff Festival, Canada

  • Orpheum Graz, Austria

  • Musikverein Klagenfurt, Austria

  • Joe Zawinul’s Birdland, Vienna, Austria

  • Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria

  • Jazz Festival “Limmitationes”, Austria

  • Ono, Bern, Switzerland

  • Rudolf Steiner Schule, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

  • Loewenbar, Fuerth, Germany

  • Der Cult, Nuernberg, Germany

  • D’Amato, Muenchen, Germany

  • Nomad Chef, London

  • Cite de la Musique, Paris, Jam Sahel (with Artist Cheik-Tidiane Seck)

Healing the World One Song at a time…

Rose Bartu, the Change Agent

Bartu’s songs often touch on social justice themes: She directed her BUILDING BRIDGES video in 2012. The song featuring Mark Shine was the anthem of her former organization with the same name to create intercultural communication to foster peace. The Mayor of Selma, Alabama, George Patrick Evans, found the video online and used it for his re-election campaign. The song was also considered as the theme song for the European Song Contest in her home country Austria in 2015.

Her song ONE OF US off of her self-produced DESTINY album (under her name ROSWITHA) was written after Trayvon Martin’s killing in 2012. As the movement continues to end gun violence in the USA, she was asked to perform at a street naming after the fatal shooting of lawyer Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Cuomo.

In 2018 Rose Bartu released her FREEDOM music video 80 years and one day after Hitler’s Anschluss of her home country Austria. It includes footage of the 1. Women's March in NYC, a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump (click here for press release). She created FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD, her new organization producing ConcertTalks to create awareness of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which celebrated 70 years in 2018. The first ConcertTalk was successfully produced in August 2018 (click here for press release).

When she was a young teenager in Austria she heard the famous Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl speak live. His Logotherapy and book “Man’s Search for Meaning” speak of finding potential meaning in any situation, even when you suffer. In Rose’s words, “I want to inspire audiences with my lyrics, songs and ConcertTalks to find their meaning in life. Then you experience freedom independent from your circumstances.”


Booking: Brian Hoffmann, booking@queenrosemusic.com, +1 973-557 0836

Press: Gloria Kim, gloria.kim@consultcti.com, +1 201-936 9877

Rose Bartu, rose@rosebartu.com, +1 917-334 5862