Rose Bartu

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“A dream has come through,” says singer-songwriter and electric violinist Rose Bartu. “I always wanted to work with a producer who completely understands me and my music and can see me reaching people all over the world.” For her upcoming EP she is working with Steve Greenwell, who has worked with legends like Joss Stone, Diane Birch and Andy Grammer among many others. “It has been the most challenging and satisfying experience in my musical life! It is also very humbling. I get constant reminders of how much more there is for me to learn! But I trust Steve completely. He is giving his all to my songs and artistry, and I gave him full permission to develop a new fresh sound for me!”


The first single FREEDOM is an anthem for freedom, justice and respect for all people. Her new sound reminds us of legendary bands like Portishead and Massive Attack, and more recent artists like Haim and CHVRCHES.


Previously, she stepped out as “Roswitha” (her birth name, which means strength and success) as a singer-songwriter and violinist on her self-produced album, DESTINY, which made it into 10 categories on the Grammy ballots for a potential nomination. She embraced her total musicality and tastefully integrated her instrumental virtuosity within a musical style she described as World Soul. It’s an elegantly eclectic blend of jazz, classical, R&B, hip-hop, rock and pop that showcases her gorgeous compositions, soulfully angelic vocals and some of the best musicians of the NYC scene on 13 original songs. She lead her own bands performing at celebrated venues like The Blue Note, Metropolitan Room, Knitting Factory and touring Europe. In addition she has notched over 70 production, arrangement, composition and performance credits on over 24 released albums, videos and film soundtracks. Her “DESTINY LIVE in NYC: the concert film” (Roberta Flack surprised her as a guest and stayed for the whole concert) made it onto the 57th Grammy ballots for Best Music Film.


Before that, Rose Bartu has had an esteemed career as “Queen Rose,” a topflight electric violinist. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, in the movie August Rush, at the Latin Grammy’s, and was featured on MTV’s Unplugged with Trey Songz. As a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, she has performed with the likes of John Legend, Santana, Gloria Estefan and Patti LaBelle.


Rose Bartu was reared in a rural Austrian home surrounded by music in the middle of the Alps with her parents and five siblings. As a little girl she tinkered with any instrument she could get her hands on, whether it was a recorder, guitar or piano. Ultimately, the violin became her preferred, primary instrument and, by age 13, she began performing professionally and nurturing a dream of touring the world with her music. By 14, she moved out of her parents’ home and began her classical violin studies at the University for Music and Drama Graz/Austria while attending the Performing Arts High School Dreihackengasse. Later on, she fell in love with New York City. Winning the prestigious Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship “to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas,” allowed her to live her dream to study in the Big Apple. Rose Bartu holds bachelors of fine arts degrees from the world-class, cutting-edge New School University Jazz Program, NYC, and Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama and Dance, Linz, Austria.

 

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Austrian-born and NYC-based singer/songwriter/electric violinist Rose Bartu releases her Freedom Video - an anthem for freedom, justice and human rights for all - 80 years and one day after Hitler's Anschluss of Austria

Rose Bartu, Austrian-raised and NYC-based singer/songwriter and electric violinist, now a dual citizen, is releasing her video “Freedom” from her upcoming EP with footage of the 1. Women's March in NYC on March 13th, 2018 - an anthem for freedom, justice and human rights for all - in time for Women's History Month and 80 years and one day after Hitler's Anschluss of her home country Austria. The “Freedom” video is directed by Mazi O. and features two young actors, Charlotte Ratel and Nicholas Jenkins. The independently released single garnered over 210,000 plays on Spotify since its release on August 28th, 2017, the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

She started writing the song on July 4, 2015 questioning freedom for all, when seeing acts of terrorism and hate being carried out across the USA. The message of the song grew to an universal call for peace and freedom: "When Trump got elected as the US president a lot of right-wing parties around the world got empowered. Since December 2017 the right-wing populist and national-conservative party in my home country Austria is part of the government. The head of the party, Heinz-Christian Strache, has met with General Michael Flynn ‘and other high-ranking US politicians’ (as he mentioned on his Facebook post) in 2016. He is the first European politician with a neo-Nazi background to sit in government since World War II. Both my parents were born in World War II and my dad is a war refugee.

With these concerning developments around the world I find it more important than ever to spread love and an empowering message while addressing systemic shifts we want to see. This year is also the 70-year anniversary of The Declaration of Human Rights. I want to take that as an opportunity to spread my commitment to contribute to a shift from economic power-driven corporate actions and wars, which destabilize the globe, to a peaceful, equitable and just world for all!"

The song is produced by Grammy-nominated producer/mixer/engineer Steve Greenwell (Joss Stone, Diane Birch, Andy Grammer). Rose Bartu’s soulfully angelic vocals and lush violins with Greenwell’s strong hip-hop influenced beat create a colorful and intriguing musical landscape. It reminds listeners of legendary bands like Portishead and Massive Attack, and more recent artists like Haim and CHVRCHES.

Bartu’s songs often touch on social justice themes: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a big inspiration to Bartu when she graduated from high school specializing in African American History long before she thought of coming to New York City. Her “Building Bridges” song and film (featuring Mark Shine) was used by the mayor of Selma, Alabama for his re-election campaign.

Her song “One of Us” off of her self-produced Destiny album (under name Roswitha), which was accepted in 10 categories for a potential Grammy nomination and was released through her Pledgemusic crowd fundraising campaign on March 13, 2013, exactly five years prior, was written after Trayvon Martin’s killing in 2012. As the movement continues to end gun violence, she was asked to perform at a street naming after the fatal shooting of lawyer Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Cuomo.

Rose Bartu, since she was a little girl growing up in a small village in the Austrian Alps, has had a dream of empowering people around the world with her music. Winning the prestigious Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship “to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas,” supported her dream to study in NYC and to become an ambassador of peace.

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More info: www.rosebartu.com

Twitter: twitter.com/rosebartu

Please contact Rose Bartu for questions and interviews at rose@rosebartu.com, +1 917 334 5862.

FREEDOM © music & lyrics by Rose Bartu for Queen Rose Productions

freedom, freedom for all
freedom, freedom for all

She’s arrived all alone
Violins in the moonlight
she’s seen pain, escaped her grief
seen no color lines, still the world passes her by

burning inside, her soul is bleeding 
is there a way we all can succeed
 
freedom, freedom for all
freedom, freedom for all

now her dreams
ring in her heart
trust and strength she owns
stops to smell the wild rose

burning inside, justice she’s seeking
only through love we all can succeed

together we move on
diverse we are strong
as one human race 
God gives us grace

freedom, freedom for all
freedom, and justice for all

Let’s listen to each other
Forgive for a bright future
We pray for peace around the globe
we all we all we all belong 

together we move on
diverse we are strong
as one human race 
God gives us grace

freedom, freedom for all
freedom, human rights for all
 
freedom, freedom for all
freedom, once and for all

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Release Format: Video
Release Type: Digital
Country: USA
Record Label: Queen Rose Music
Release Title: Freedom Video
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