MICHELLE ROSS, violinist
Hailed as a ‘Renaissance Woman’ and trained with Itzhak Perlman for over a decade, violinist and composer Michelle Ross is unique as both a solo artist and collaborative visionary. Michelle had her Carnegie Hall Debut in 2013 with Maestro Harry Bicket, and her European Debut as both soloist and conductor, with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris as part of Play/Direct, in Cite de La Musique. Michelle is the recipient of the 2012 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, with which she recorded the complete Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach. M ichelle recently completed a 33day tour throughout NYC with the solo Bach cycle, chronicling her journey on a blog DiscoveringBach.com which was praised by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross. Highlights from last season included European tours as guest concertmaster with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse. M ichelle is the Artistic Director and Founder of Music in the Mountains, a classical chamber music festival presented by Summit Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah.
As a chamber musician, Michelle has toured extensively with Itzhak Perlman, and also collaborates with Mitsuko Uchida, Denes Varjon, members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, and Cleveland String Quartets, among other distinguished artists. Michelle has been an artist at the Marlboro Music Festival since 2011, and has been touring with Musicians from Marlboro for every season since 2012. Festival appearances include Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Lucerne Festival, Perlman Music Program, Kneisel Hall, IMS Prussia Cove, and YAP Ottawa. Michelle has performed at the Isabella Gardner Museum, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Avery Fisher Hall, Virginia Arts Center, Union College Concert Series, Smith College, Westbury Gardens, Cite de la Musique, Luzerne Hall, Neue Galerie, Arscht Center Miami, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Trasimeno Festival Italy, Quincena Musicale San Sebastian.
As a composer and improviser, Michelle is extremely interested in creating multimedia and collaborative works, and was recently awarded a New Music USA grant for her work with RendezVous. Her work has toured with the Aspen Sante Fe Ballet for three seasons, and she has also had premieres in Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Joyce Theater and in Lincoln Center's Beyond the Machine Festival. Her work has also traveled to Germany and the Philippines.
Michelle holds a M.M. from the Juilliard School and a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she studied in the Columbia/Juilliard joint degree program. She has studied with Dorothy DeLay, Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, Ronald Copes.