24min | English | Igal Hecht
Rosemary Siemens is a small-town farm girl from Plum Coulee, Manitoba dominating the world stage playing a 300-year-old violin named “Sparkle” that was played in King Louis XIV’s orchestra. She’s performed four times at New York’s Carnegie Hall, played private concerts for two U.S. Presidents and Canadian Prime Ministers, and 16-time GRAMMY Award-Winner David Foster, and was the first violinist to ever perform at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican since its first mass in 1483 in addition to having recorded nine-albums as a solo-violinist.
In 2016, Rosemary’s hometown of Plum Coulee, Manitoba, unveiled a sign in her honor that reads, “Plum Coulee, Home of Rosemary Siemens.” It inspired her to write, record, and release her debut bluegrass album titled, Plum Coulee, My Home, which won “Best Country/Gospel Album of the Year” at Canada’s 2018 Gospel Music Awards, charted #11 on the Canadian Country-Music Sales Chart, won the 2016 Global Music Award for “Best Bluegrass/Country Album”, and was featured in Billboard Magazine. Rosemary currently runs her YouTube series, Sunday Hymn Serenade, where she posts a weekly hymn video along with an inspirational story every Sunday.