Rosamund Bromley was born on Jersey in the Channel Islands, but spent her childhood in Kent in the midst of a family of eight. She began violin lessons at the age of 11 — ‘I learned to please my father. He was a pianist and organist and wanted at least one child to accompany.’
Rosamund studied at the Royal Academy of Music. On leaving, she auditioned for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and there began a long association, although she mainly played with the Bournemouth Sinfoniette . The work involved many foreign tours, TV work, recordings and seven years with Glyndebourne Touring Opera Company.
Rosamund was principle 2nd violin for English Touring Opera for several years and also led the Orchestra of the Vienna Festival Ballet on an exclusive tour of Germany with Swan Lake. She was co-principle violinist with the Scottish Ballet Company for ten years.
Rosamund has also played for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia and Covent Garden amongst others. She teaches at the Salisbury Cathedral School.
Rosamund joined the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra as Leader in 2004. Her experience as a professional has brought a new sense of purpose to the Orchestra’s activities and her contacts with prestigious soloists has given the SSO an opportunity to play with some of the finest instumentalists in the country.
She plays a violin by Benjamin Banks (1727-1795) on loan from Salisbury City Council. Banks was one of England’s outstanding violin-makers in the 18th century. He worked in Catherine Street, Salisbury and is buried in St Thomas churchyard, Salisbury.