Jacqueline Ross MMus (Juilliard)

Key details:

Chamber Music | Strings, Harp & Guitar
Violin Tutor (Strings); Chamber Music Coach (Chamber Music)
Jacqueline Ross


Jacqueline Ross enjoys a unique and varied career performing on both modern and period instruments. Born in New York, she began her studies with Joseph Fuchs at the Juilliard School, continuing studies in contemporary music with Saschko Gawriloff in Germany, and baroque violin with Lucy van Dael in Amsterdam. Her solo recordings, which have been met with wide critical acclaim, include the complete Sonatas and Partitas of JS Bach. In her most recent project, the complete works for violin and fortepiano by Franz Schubert were recorded for Naxos Records in partnership with Maggie Cole.

Also a devoted teacher, Jacqueline attracts an international following of students as Professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is also on the summer course faculty of Summit Music Festival in New York, and at Festival MusicAlp in France. She is regularly invited to give masterclasses internationally, which include the Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, the Mozarteum, Paris Conservatoire, and conservatories throughout Europe and the Far East. She has adjudicated on many major violin competitions, including the Menuhin, Salzburg Mozart, Leopold Mozart, Isang Yun, and Louis Spohr International Violin Competitions, among others.

Her research into style and performance has been supported by the Dutch Arts and Humanities Research Board, The British Council, and the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange. She has been awarded an AHRC - Centre for Musical Performance and Creative Practice (CMPCP) Visiting Fellowship based at Cambridge University, to further her research on early 19th century performance practice, and to prepare a performing edition of Schubert’s Trockne Blumen Variations, in her adaptation for violin.

She performs on a GB Guadagnini violin made in Turin in 1777, which was financed for her with kind help from NW Brown.