The Israeli/Dutch cellist Timora Rosler took first prize at the 1996 "Stuttgart International Cello Competition". In 1997 she won the "Vriendenkrans of the Royal Concertgebouw" in Amsterdam. A year later she won a special prize for her interpretation at the "XI International Bach Competition" in Leipzig. Timora has appeared in many international concerts and participated in numerous music festivals. Timora is a cello teacher at the Utrecht Conservatory of Music. She has given master classes at the International Conservatoire Week in St. Petersburg in Russia, International Cello Congress & Festival in Israel, Cello festival Dordrecht, Utrecht String Academy in St. Vallerin in France and Strings Winter Academy Davos in Switzerland. Timora plays on a Thomas Dodd cello from 1800.