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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