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Hilary Rosin: Inspiring friendship through music

Through her infectious enthusiasm and skilful teaching, Hilary Rosin brought generations of young people and their families together, creating lifelong memories. Practice was rewarded by her generous encouragement and the warm applause of friends at the special performances she arranged. On noteworthy days such as the Annual Pupil Concert (which took place in the packed front room of her Giffnock home) hundreds of Smartie-topped fairy cakes, lovingly baked by Hilary and her pupils, were served to proud parents, grandparents and friends adding beautifully to the real sense of occasion. Using the power of music to connect across age-groups and across generations was one of Hilary Rosin’s lifelong pleasures and special talents.

A pianist from the age of four, it was just seven years later that she started passing on her skills in the most practical way possible…by teaching other children how to play. At just 11 Hilary had found her vocation and for the next six decades countless children and families across the south side of Glasgow came to know Hilary as an inspiring, engaging teacher and her home as a place of great warmth and adventure where, at the heart of it, was always Hilary and her love of music. There is no doubt that Hilary possessed impressive musical talent – she was a Fellow and Honorary Member of London’s Victoria College of Music. She was also a regular and enthusiastic supporter of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and its students, some of whom she had nurtured from early years and had encouraged to apply to study here.

But what made her the special ‘gracious lady’, as she was widely and affectionately known, was the enduring passion with which she generously and selflessly shared her love of music. Hilary Rosin inspired so many to make music an active and enriching part of their everyday lives, and what better way to continue to celebrate her life and achievements than through gathering together for coffee and in friendship to savour beautiful music together?

The RCS is delighted to announce the Hilary Rosin Coffee Concert Series, as a special opportunity for friends and families to start their Sundays in the most positive way possible – by sharing wonderful and timeless music. The ticket price includes coffee and cake after the concert, courtesy of Dear Green Coffee Roasters.

Introduction

Hilary Rosin: Inspiring friendship through music

Through her infectious enthusiasm and skilful teaching, Hilary Rosin brought generations of young people and their families together, creating lifelong memories. Practice was rewarded by her generous encouragement and the warm applause of friends at the special performances she arranged. On noteworthy days such as the Annual Pupil Concert (which took place in the packed front room of her Giffnock home) hundreds of Smartie-topped fairy cakes, lovingly baked by Hilary and her pupils, were served to proud parents, grandparents and friends adding beautifully to the real sense of occasion. Using the power of music to connect across age-groups and across generations was one of Hilary Rosin’s lifelong pleasures and special talents.

A pianist from the age of four, it was just seven years later that she started passing on her skills in the most practical way possible…by teaching other children how to play. At just 11 Hilary had found her vocation and for the next six decades countless children and families across the south side of Glasgow came to know Hilary as an inspiring, engaging teacher and her home as a place of great warmth and adventure where, at the heart of it, was always Hilary and her love of music. There is no doubt that Hilary possessed impressive musical talent – she was a Fellow and Honorary Member of London’s Victoria College of Music. She was also a regular and enthusiastic supporter of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and its students, some of whom she had nurtured from early years and had encouraged to apply to study here.

But what made her the special ‘gracious lady’, as she was widely and affectionately known, was the enduring passion with which she generously and selflessly shared her love of music. Hilary Rosin inspired so many to make music an active and enriching part of their everyday lives, and what better way to continue to celebrate her life and achievements than through gathering together for coffee and in friendship to savour beautiful music together?

The RCS is delighted to announce the Hilary Rosin Coffee Concert Series, as a special opportunity for friends and families to start their Sundays in the most positive way possible – by sharing wonderful and timeless music. The ticket price includes coffee and cake after the concert, courtesy of Dear Green Coffee Roasters.