|Name Monika Rosca|
Parents Feliks Roska, Anna Rosca
Siblings Tomasz Roska
|Born May 4, 1961 (age 54) (1961-05-04) Lodz, Poland|
Movies and TV shows In Desert and Wilderness, W pustyni i w puszczy (1974)
Similar People Tomasz Medrzak, Wladyslaw Slesicki, Adam Fidusiewicz
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Monika Rosca (born May 4, 1961 in Lodz) is a Polish former child actress and a current pianist. She appeared in two films: In Desert and Wilderness, which was produced as a movie (1973) and miniseries (1974), and a dubbed version of The Water Babies (1978), a British cartoon.
Rosca, who is half Romanian, was nine years old when she was cast in the role of Nel Rawlison in the film version of In Desert and Wilderness (1973), beating over 4,000 other girls to win the role. She was 12 when the movie completed filming. The movie was very popular, and remains ranked second in Poland by number of viewers. After completing filming, Rosca returned to elementary school, where she studied piano and flute. After finishing high school she attended the Warsaw and Lodz Academies of Music, twice being awarded the Fryderyk Chopin Society Scholarship. She received a master's degree in fine arts.
Rosca became an assistant professor, but left teaching to concentrate on aperformance career. She has appeared in concert in Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Romania, Russia, Korea, Indonesia and India.
She has won a number of international competitions, including the Rina Sala Gallo in Italy, Chamber Music and Karol Szymanowski Competitions in Lodz, 'Atheneum Piano Competition in Athens, Milosz Magin Piano Competition in Paris, and the Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Poland. She frequently plays with the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw and Zelazowa Wola. In 1975 she received Czechoslovakian magazine's "Kvety" award.
She remains in touch with Tomasz Medrzak, her co-star from In Desert and Wilderness. They appeared together on Wojciech Jagielski's television talk show in 2000 when discussions were underway regarding a possible remake of the film.