Rose showed a huge talent for music from a very early age. She started playing piano and saxophone whilst at Primary School, and later learned very quickly to play the bassoon. She loved opera and gained a place at Trinity College of Music to study singing.
Rose benefited from attending Pimlico School in London, where she was part of the Special Music Course and it is fitting that this award bears her name as she received so much musical support whilst at Pimlico.
Rose was also a keen sports person and throughout her childhood played football for Leyton Orient Girls, swam for Newham swimming club and belonged to Britannia Judo Club. She loved skiing, but sadly died in a skiing accident whilst in her second year at Trinity.
This Award, in her name, is jointly funded by her friend Ayanna Witter-Johnson and her family to honour all the joy that Rose brought to many through her music.
The Award fund will support woodwind players from London.