George Ross

George Ross is a British cellist, specialising in period instrument performance, having recently completed his master’s studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where he received lessons from Jaap ter Linden. Having attained a first class honours for his Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music in London, George has worked with such groups as The King's Consort, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Arcangelo, La Nuova Musica, the Armonico Consort and the Hanover Band.

As well as performing orchestrally, in July last year his string quartet, the Consone Quartet was awarded two prizes at the International Young Artists Competition in York; the EUBO Development Trust prize, and a place on the Eeemerging Scheme 2016. In March 2016 year, the Consone Quartet won the Royal Over-Seas League competition and was selected to take part in the Brighton Live Scheme for which they performed at the Brighton Early Music Festival last autumn. This year, the quartet will be giving recitals in Vienna with Ashley Solomon, flute and Colin Lawson, clarinet, at the Buxton Festival, the York Early Music Festival and at the Wigmore Hall in London.

A keen soloist also, George was a member of the Handel House Talent Scheme 2015, which enabled him to give solo recitals at the Handel House Museum in Brook Street, London. George’s enthusiasm for performing romantic repertoire on period instruments in his string quartet and work with the Hanover Band have inspired a similar interest in his solo playing, principally with pianist and duo-partner, Yana Borisova.