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Michelle Ross


Violinist and composer Michelle Ross is the recipient of the 2012 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts.  Ms. Ross frequently collaborates with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Denes Varjon, Joseph Swensen, and members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, and Cleveland String Quartets.  An artist at Marlboro Music Festival since 2011, Ms. Ross has toured multiple times with Musicians from Marlboro.  Festival appearances also include Music@Menlo, Lucerne Festival, Perlman Music Program, and Kneisel Hall.

Ms. Ross has performed at the Isabella Gardner Museum, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Avery Fisher Hall, Virginia Arts Center, Union College Concert Series, Smith College, Cite de la Musique, Luzerne Hall, Neue Galerie, Arscht Center Miami, and Valle de Bravo, Mexico.  As a soloist, she has recently performed with Maestro Harry Bicket in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris as soloist and conductor in Cite de La Musique, Paris.  Highlights from last season include European tours as guest concertmaster with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse.

As a composer and improviser, Ms. Ross’ work has toured with the Aspen Sante Fe Ballet, and has premiered in Lincoln Center’s Beyond the Machine Festival, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and the Joyce Theater.  Ms. Ross holds a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an M.M. from the Juilliard School.  She has studied with Dorothy DeLay, Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, and Ronald Copes.

Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco