Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Ross has played for opera productions in London from their arrival in 2010 until present. Productions include Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Don Giovanni and Hansel and Gretel with companies such as OperaUpClose, Tête à Tête, OperaInSpace, LiveArtShow, HeadFirst Productions and St Paul’s Opera. He has also played for new works by Simone Spagnolo such as The Colour Blue and Faust, Alberta.

As a chamber musician he performed the Weber Grand Duo Concertant alongside Dr Leslie Howard for the annual Liszt Society concert in 2012. He has performed with a number of ensembles at venues such as the Cutty Sark, St Brides Fleet St, Lauderdale House, the Design Museum plus the Pure Gold Festival. Ross joined the Aubert Trio, for their 2013-15 seasons which included lunchtime concerts across London and surrounds, the Maldon Festival and two tours of the Charente and Dordogne regions in France.

Ross does regular recording sessions. Examples are for opera productions such as Spagnolo’s The Colour Blue, Daniel Sonabend’s soundtrack for the film Act/Or. Also sessions for theatre productions for Tara Arts and for TV productions for BBC and Channel 4. Other sessions were 3MBS Live at the Convent in Abbotsford, Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts Symphony Orchestra at ABC Studios, the Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group and Wren Ensemble, Danyal Dhondy’s opera Just So - Tête à Tete. Chamber music sessions include the Southern Sky Trio, Trio Hirtenlied and Aubert Trio.

Studies

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training: City Lit, 2016

  • MMus: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2013-2015 – Michael Whight, Fiona Cross

  • FRSM: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2012 - Joy Farrall

  • BMus Hons: Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, 2006-2009 – Robert Schubert

  • Type-2 Course: Junior Academy, Canberra School of Music, 2002-2005 – Rachel Best-Allen, Alan Vivian

  • Other teachers include: Colin Lawson, Angela Malsbury, Nick Carpenter, Barnaby Robson

Awards

  • Trinity College London scholar – Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Second place, open clarinet section – McDonald’s Performing Arts Challenge, Sydney Cultural Council

  • First place, open clarinet section - Australian National Eisteddfod

  • Second place, open woodwind section - Australian National Eisteddfod

  • Music Scholarship – Narrabundah College

  • Microsoft Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement – ACT Department of Education

  • Bandmasters Trophy – Alfred Deakin High School

  • Di Fox Memorial Award – Alfred Deakin High School