Insights into the Perth arts scene


Give me words and music and I’m happy!

Rosalind Appleby is a music journalist, author and speaker. She uses words to champion, critique and document the arts and its practitioners. In 2012 she founded Noted to cover the Perth classical music scene.  The blog attracts an international readership of over 10 000 views a month.

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Full Biography

Rosalind is a Perth-based music journalist and author whose work covers a wide range of jazz, world and classical music. She is the WA correspondent for Limelight magazine, Australian Book Review and Opera magazine (London) and was music critic atThe West Australian for 16 years.

Her book Women of Note (Fremantle Press, 2012) revealed startling discoveries about Australian women composers, completing the missing jigsaw pieces in Australia’s music history.

For several years she produced and broadcast the experimental radio program Difficult Listening for community radio. She has been interviewed by Andrew Ford on The Music Show and for programs on 3MBS, 2MBS, Radio Fremantle and RTRFM.

Rosalind is a graduate of the University of Western Australia where she studied a Bachelor of Music Performance (clarinet). She has worked as a music critic in Europe and China and has reviewed festivals and orchestras around the country from the 2006 State Opera of South Australia’s production of Wagner’s Ring cycle to Sydney’s experimental Now Now festival. She has contributed to a variety of national and international publications including The West Australian, The Guardian (Australia), London’s Financial Times, The Australian, Scoop magazine, Music Forum journal, Resonate magazine and The Opera Critic.

current to 2017.