Julian Ross
Status: Member
Member Since: The 20th Century
Last Visit:March 22, 2020
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Julian Ross

Julian Ross is Professor of Violin and Instrumental Studies Chair at Baldwin Wallace University and violinist of BW’s resident ensembles, The Elysian Trio and Lyceum2. Keenly devoted to the musically adventurous, Ross’s diverse projects have included solo appearances in concerti that he commissioned and premiered, performance with the BW Jazz Ensemble, presentation of his original compositions and his transcriptions of Renaissance music and Yiddish folk tunes.

Highlights as soloist include appearances at the “Violins of Hope” exhibit, premieres of concerti by Don Freund and Loris Chobanian and performances of wide-ranging standard works with orchestra. Ross has been honored to perform many works under their composers’ supervision, including music by William Bolcom, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Joseph Schwantner, Christopher Theofanidis and Charles Wuorinen.

Before moving to Ohio, Ross taught on the faculties of Memphis State University and Florida State University. Ross has performed as concertmaster of the Tallahassee Symphony and the New Hampshire Symphony, and played in the sections of the Princeton Chamber Symphony and Portland Symphony. Ross participated in the Yellow Barn Festival for 11 years, and was on the faculties of Brevard, Aria International Summer Academy, Tennessee Governor’s School and Blue Mountain Festival.

Ross’s students have won competitions, earned leadership positions in professional orchestras and established themselves on teaching faculties. Currently on sabbatical, he is developing etudes addressing tenacious violinistic problems. Ross earned degrees from Rutgers University, Eastman School of Music and the Cincinnati College Conservatory. His major teachers included Arnold Steinhardt, Sylvia Rosenberg, Eric Rosenblith and Jens Ellermann. His all-important formative teachers included Fryderyk Sadowsky, Gladys Lang, Isadore Grossman and Wanda Theriac.