Rotraud is a well-established performer and violin teacher, having taught at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre since 1991. Previously she was a lecturer at the Wollongong Conservatorium University from 1982 to 1991. Rotraud completed her Teacher and Performer Diploma at the Academy of Music in Munich, Germany and her Soloist Diploma at the Conservatorium in Lucerne, Switzerland. She has extensive performance experience, making her first concert debut in London in 1977. She has followed this with concert tours throughout Europe and Australia, recordings for the BBC, ABC, 2MBS FM, and several CDs for Jade, NEA Music Label and the Anthology of Australian Music on Disc, Canberra School of Music.