"Rondo Publishing is owned and run by Jacqui Robertson-Wade, one of the Midlands' foremost viol players and teachers. She initially studied at Trinity College with Edgar Hunt and Gwyneth George, and recently returned to Trinity to do postgraduate work on late French viols and the pardessus de viole. She has performed extensively on the professional concert scene, as a soloist and with her trio, "Musica Leonarda", playing with leading early musicians such as Ibi Aziz, Jenny Bullock and the counter-tenor, Joseph Schlesinger. In 2003, she gave the world premiere of Christopher Wood's "Chantry Suite" for pardessus de viole, written for Cecile Dolmetsch. She has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and professional dance groups such as Saltarello.
As a teacher, Jacqui has been hugely influential in promoting the viol in schools. Since 1998, she has built up an extensive tuition programme for Warwickshire County Music Service. Around 40 pupils a year now study viol. Jacqui also gives workshops and demonstrations for children, and runs a number of childrens' viol consorts, which have played at major festivals throughout Britain. She is a regular tutor at the annual Norvis Summer School in Durham.
Jacqui is now applying her extensive experience to create musical editions which enable students and performers alike to get the most from the music. ... " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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