Rosalind Halton is a harpsichordist and researcher in the field of Italian baroque music. As a music student at the University of Otago, New Zealand, she developed a love of projects combining research and performance. After taking her DPhil at the University of Oxford (1980), she went on to focus on the rich but rarely performed secular vocal repertoire of Sicilian composer Alessandro Scarlatti, devoting many years to studying and promoting his music through editions, performances, recordings and research papers. Since 1986 she has lived in Australia, where she has performed in major festivals with Australian and touring period instrument ensembles. In 1997, while based at the University of New England, Rosalind founded the ensemble chacona, with whom she has broadcast many programmes on ABC Classic FM and directed the major recording project Venere, Adone e Amore: Serenatas and Cantatas of Alessandro Scarlatti (ABC Classics, 2007), three CDs of newly edited works. Her editions include two volumes of Scarlatti’s vocal music for A-R Editions and numerous cantata editions available online. She has also recorded award-winning discs of solo French harpsichord music: The French Harpsichord (ABC Classics, 1996) and Louis Couperin and Friends (Orpheus Music, 2005). She is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.