Ross Gasworth

Ross Gasworth

Cellist Ross Gasworth has performed and taught throughout the United States, as well as in Asia and Europe. In 2012, Ross joined violinist Iryna Krechkovsky and pianist Kevin Loucks to form Trio Céleste, which has since been appointed Artists-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine where they are also Directors of the Summer Academy for Chamber Music. The trio is also the Ensemble-in-Residence at Chamber Music | OC, an innovative chamber music initiative combining performance, education, and community outreach, for which Ross is one of the Directors. Ross began playing the cello at age three. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Richard Aaron and Stephen Geber. Other past teachers include Eugene Osadchy at the University of North Texas, and Michel Strauss at the Paris Conservatoire.

As an orchestral musician, Ross has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the New World Symphony, and as principal cellist with the Waco Symphony and Miami Symphony. He has performed chamber music alongside principal players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In 2011, Ross was selected from thousands of international auditions to perform as principal cellist of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas in Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, as a representative from the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, he performed at Google’s Zeitgeist festival in London, England. Major festival appearances have included the Artosphere Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Pacific Music Festival. As a member of the Bancroft String Quartet, Ross performed and taught during a week-long residency at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China. As an educator, Ross has been a teaching assistant at the University of North Texas, University of Illinois, and Cleveland Institute of Music. Additionally, he has taught at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival Young Musician’s Program, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Strings Program. He maintains a private teaching studio as well.

Ross has performed as a soloist with the Rochester Symphony, Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, and the UCI Symphony. He plays on a 2005 Whedbee cello and a 2011 Pawlikowski cello.

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    Wednesdays@Noon: The Encinitas Library Concert Series

    12:00 pmThe Encinitas Library, Encinitas, CA

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