King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Versatile Sue Rothstein has led a successful career as a freelance harpist, composer and harp teacher following her studies with the late renowned Renata Scheffel-Stein at the Royal Academy of Music. She won several awards and was a prize winner at the first National Harp Competition held in Oxford.
Sue was appointed principal harpist of the Bremerhaven Stadt Orchestra in Germany. After returning to London she freelanced with numerous orchestras, notably the BBC Concert Orchestra and English National Ballet. Sue has worked with various chamber ensembles, made live BBC broadcasts, played for West End musicals and performed on board a QE2 world cruise.
As a composer, Sue has written serious and light pieces primarily for combinations of harp, piano and voice. Several of her works were premiered at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as part of the Camac Days Festival in 2007 and 2009. Her beginners’ harp pieces aim to help the harpist develop good techniques early on, whilst being imaginative and fun to play.
Sue is a passionate harp teacher. Her pupils have won places at prestigious music schools and colleges. She joined Junior Trinity in 2014 working alongside her esteemed colleague and friend Gabriella Dall’Olio. Sue also works as an adjudicator and examiner.