Rossini Bartolotti-Hayward OM 1993 – 2000 Classical Guitarist
Rossini was born in 1981 in London. As a young child he was deaf and only gained the normal ability to hear at the age of five after many operations. Perhaps as a result of being denied sound in his early years he became immediately interested in music, wanting nothing more than a violin for his sixth birthday.
In his teens, having already become a proficient violinist, he decided to take up the electric guitar. Having no teacher he taught himself and quickly became a good player. It was during his studies of Engineering Science at St. Anne’s College, Oxford in his early twenties that Rossini found what was to become his passion; the classical guitar. He became at once absorbed in the instrument, almost leaving Oxford to pursue his musical ambitions.
His parents persuaded him to stay on and finish his studies, which he duly did, graduating with a First in Masters of Engineering. Within weeks he was offered a job in the aerospace industry, which he took, though after a year it had become very clear to him that he was following a path he did not want to take.
Friday 9th June at 7.30pm,
St Mary’s Priory Church, Monmouth.
Tickets On the Door £10/ concessions £5
Music by Schubert, Corelli, Wagner and more
Open invitation to ex Monmouth School staff, Old Monmothians, friends and family, please join us for this special evening.