Roselie Samter, viola
Roselie Samter, viola, earned her Bachelor of Music in viola performance at Eastern Washington University and her Master of Music in viola performance at The Boston Conservatory. While at the Eastern Washington University, Rosie was the recipient of the Yarwood Award for the most outstanding graduate in the EWU School of Music.
Rosie has performed all over the United States and Canada, and has also toured Greece and Cyprus with singer Nikolas Metaxas. Rosie placed first in the MusicFest Northwest competition's unaccompanied Bach division. She has played with the Tuscaloosa Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, and Brookline Symphony, to name a few. However, her true love is chamber music, a passion which motivated her to become a founding member of the Videri String Quartet.
Rosie attended the Meadowmount School of Music for three summers, studying there and at The Boston Conservatory with Patricia McCarty. She also spent a year at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada as an artist in residence, where she worked with Joel Smirnoff and Joan Kwon. Her other teachers include Lenny Matczynski, Dr. Leslie Faye Johnson, and Dr. Philip Baldwin.
Besides music, Rosie loves horseback riding and dogs, especially her toy poodle, Little Jeff Williams.