Rochelle Ughetti is a seasoned and passionate chamber musician and has been a member of ‘Trio Anima Mundi’ since 2009. She has performed as soloist with several ensembles, including the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Ragadolls Salon Orchestra and Speak Percussion and has worked with the London Chamber Players, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and regularly as a member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. She has also participated in the intensive program ‘Encuentro De Musica y Academia De Santander’ in Spain.
Rochelle has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Harold Craxton chamber music prize and the Marjorie Hayward prize at the Royal Academy of Music where she completed her postgraduate studies as a scholarship holder. At the Victorian College of the Arts she was awarded the Mensa Award, the CD Hume violin scholarship, the Classical Concerto Competition prize and the Performance Related Studies Award. She was also the winner of the String section of the Hepzhibah Menuhin award.
Rochelle also works as a diagnostic and rehabilitation audiologist and is a mother to two young children. Rochelle plays on a 17th Century violin by Giofreddo Cappa.
Melbourne String Ensemble acknowledges the Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, upon whose Country we are based and recognises their continuing connections to community, culture and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.