“Walters’s playing…had a gorgeously honeyed, heart- melting quality” Irish Times.
“Róisín Walters…displayed passion and ravishing tonal qualities in her rendition of Bloch’s Nigun…her rounded musicality was shown in a delightfully alert and delicate Mozart Sonata…and a compelling account of Sarasate’s Ziguenerweisen, her balance of spine tingling eloquence in the slow opening with fizzing fireworks eliciting spontaneous audience cheers” Classical Music DailyIrish violinist Róisín Walters enjoys and exciting and varied career. Her solo performances have brought her to such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Club New York, the Barbican Centre, Cadogan Hall and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, where she made her concerto debut at the age of twelve. Róisín has achieved many awards internationally. She was the winner of the inaugural Ernest Bloch music competition in London and first prize winner at the Stefan Milenkovich Violin Competition in Italy. As winner of the Maura Dowdall Concerto Competition she was invited to perform as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra. She has had several concertos written for her and has given many World and European premieres of works by composers including Steve Reich, Raymond Deane and Tomas Marco. At the Canetti International Violin Competition she was awarded the Composer’s Prize for her performance of Ami Maayani’s Solo Violin Sonata.An avid chamber musician, Róisín has an exciting schedule of performances and recordings with the Liverpool String Quartet. In her role as Assistant Concertmaster with Britten Sinfonia recent highlights have included performances at the Wigmore Hall and the BBC proms. As an orchestral musician Róisín appears regularly as a guest principal with orchestras throughout the UK including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Welsh National Opera. Róisín has performed as Concertmaster with the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata.