Gudula Rosa's artistic and educational focus is on early and contemporary music.
Gudula Rosa studied recorder with Winfried Michel at the Academy of Music in Detmold/Münster and at the Academy of Music in Kassel, where she made her final exam with distinction for the interpretation of Japanese avant-garde works. She was awarded a scholarship to study with Walter van Hauwe at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Among her many tributes and prizes is for example to top prize in the International Recorder Competition of the E.R.T.A. for contemporary music.
She collaborates with composers on commissioned works and premieres, with artists on performances with speech and dance and with improvisers on a variety of projects.
As a soloist as well as a member of different ensembles she is in demand for concerts both at home in Germany and in other European countries, and has toured places such as Japan, China, Ecuador, Brazil, the United States and the Democratic Rep. Of Congo.
In the spring of 2002 she was invited to do a concert tour of Japan, where she played at the Kyoto Concert Hall and at Tokyo and Osaka Miel Parque Hall.
Following an invitation by Maki Ishii in 2004 Gudula Rosa presented premieres and Chinese first performances of works by Qin Wenchen, Gerald Eckert, Joji Yuasa, Makoto Shinohara, Anette Schlünz and Ming-chi Chan at the Japanese-Chinese Festival of Contemporary Music in Tokyo and Peking.
Both as guest and as soloist she has played with the NOTABU Ensemble for New Music, Düsseldorf, the musikFabrik NRW (conducted by Johannes Kalitzke), the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra Nipponica and the Symphony Orchestra of Muenster.
In 2009 she played the solo part in Münster in Händel's opera "Rinaldo" conducted by Michael Schneider. In 2010 The Municipal Theater of Münster invited her to play in the dance theater production "Cage" as well as in the operas "The English Cat" and "Pollicino" by Hans Werner Henze (2011).
In 2012 she will be heard with the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra in Telemann's opera "Sieg der Schönheit" and as soloist with the „Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie“ under Michael Sanderling.
The CD Double Talk – Contemporary Japanese Music documents her long-standing collaboration with the Koto virtuoso Makiko Goto. The CD (Dreyer.Gaido CD 21005) was recorded 2001 at the studios of the Sender Freies Berlin and was highly acclaimed by the international press (“a truly wondrous sound”, “Marvelous!”, “the highest praise!”).
Together with outstanding percussion player Haruka Fujii (Tokyo/New York) she recorded the CD “Ko-Ku” with contemporary Eastern compositions at RadioBremen/Germany in 2008 (Dreyer.Gaido CD 21039). Also this CD was highly acclaimed by the international press, followed by concert invitations to New York in 2008 and 2011.
In addition to her concert career, Gudula Rosa is a passionate and successful teacher and her students regularly win numerous national prizes. 1998-2004 she taught at the Folkwang Academy of Music, Theatre and Dance in Essen. Presently she teaches at the Academy of Music Münster and at the Westphalian School of Music in Münster.
Furthermore she is currently building an academy for exceptionally talented young musicians, the "Jugendakademie Münster".