"Wonderful" (Classical Guitar Magazine), "remarkable!" (ABC Classic Radio) and "extraordinarily pretty" (Soundboard Magazine) are just some of the words that have been used to describe Rossini Hayward's playing. He is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and creative classical guitarists of our times.

Rossini is a recording artist with the label Naxos. His latest CD Stille Nacht: Christmas Carols for Guitar has been sold and streamed millions of times worldwide. His works have been played on many international radio stations such as BBC Radio 3, ABC Classic and NPR. His compositions are published by Edition Margaux and his arrangements by Ut Orpheus.

He was born in 1981 in London. After graduating with a First in Engineering Science from Oxford University he was awarded a scholarship to study the guitar with John Mills at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Four years later he moved to Freiburg, Germany where he studied with Sonja Prunnbauer and graduated with a Master of Music achieving the highest honours. 

Rossini currently teaches at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg and at the Music School of Bamberg.