Rose McLachlan comes from a family of musicians and was born in Cheshire in 2002. She began piano lessons with her father and entered Chetham’s School of Music in 2010, initially as a chorister at Manchester Cathedral. She now studies piano with Helen Krizos.
Rose has already had considerable successes in national and international competitions; she was the overall winner of the 2016 Scottish International Youth Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and as a result of winning the Yamaha Prize in the 2017 EPTA UK competition, Rose performed at St Martins in the Fields. As an overall winner of the Chetham’s concerto competition in February 2018, Rose was selected to perform the Ravel G major concerto with the Chetham’s symphony orchestra during the 2018-19 season. In 2018 Rose also won the Chopin and Beethoven prizes at Chetham’s and in 2019 she was overall winner of the junior intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Society of Europe competition. Also, in 2019 Rose was the overall winner of the 11th “Dora Pejacevich“ competition organised by EPTA Croatia. In 2022, Rose was awarded the Chopin Prize at the RNCM and was named Kirklees Young Musician of the Year.
Rose has had the opportunity to play with orchestra on several occasions, with her debut aged 13 in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing Beethoven’s 2nd piano concerto. She went on to perform this another 4 times with her family completing the set. I’m 2019, Rose performed Shostakovich 2nd concerto witht the BBCCO conducted by Barry Wordsworth, which was broadcast twice on BBCR3. Most recently, she played Chopin’s 1st concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Bay. This was as a result of winning the concerto competition on the PianoTexas Festival and Academy, where she was a Young Artist.
2018 saw her first commercial recording being issued by Divine Art, performing ‘Five Hebridean Dances’ by John McLeod and in January 2020, Rose recorded piano duets by the distinguished British composer, Edward Gregson, with her father for a new commercial recording on the Naxos label.
Rose is an avid chamber musician; playing in a piano trio, piano duo and with singers. She has performed major song cycles, including Schumann’s Liederkreis in the Manchester Song Festival and Schubert’s Winterreise with the Curious Opera Company.
Away from the piano, Rose enjoys writing and has had an article published for the online Pianist magazine.
Rose is currently in her final year at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, continuing her studies with Helen Krizos. She is extremely grateful to receive support from the Waverley Fund, Sir Max Bemrose Bursary, Pendleton Young Musicians Bursary and Talent Unlimited