Michelle Ross: Discovering Bach
Violinist Michelle Ross presents selections from all 6 solo violin Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach, exploring the entire arc of the Bach cycle while juxtaposing pieces by Ravel, Messiaen, and her own original improvisations and compositions. She will be joined by pianist Euntaek Kim.
Kaddish – Maurice Ravel
Sonata No. 1 in G minor BWV 1001: Adagio and Fuga – J.S. Bach
Improvisation – Michelle Ross
Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV 1002: Sarabande – J.S. Bach
To the Moon – Michelle Ross
Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003: Allegro – J.S. Bach
Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004: Ciaconna – J.S. Bach
Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005: Adagio – J.S. Bach
Louange a l’Immortalite de Jesus, from Quatour pour la fin du Temps – Olivier Messiaen
Partita No. 3 in E major BWV 1006: Preludio – J.S. Bach
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Violinist and composer Michelle Ross is unique as both a solo artist and collaborative visionary. In 2013, she had her Carnegie Hall debut 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. She is the recipient of the 2012 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts.
A noted soloist and chamber musician, Ross is also in demand as guest concert- master all around the world, recent highlights including appearances with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra throughout Europe, MusicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis in Russia, the Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse and the Orchestre d’Auvergne. Ross is the Artistic Director and Founder of Music in the Mountains, a classical chamber music festival atop Summit Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah. In 2016 Michelle also launched the inaugural season of Chamber Music at Eleventh Street Arts Gallery in New York City.
As a chamber musician, she has toured extensively with Itzhak Perlman, and also collaborates with Mitsuko Uchida and Dénes Várjon, as well as members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, and Cleveland String Quartets. Ross was an artist at the Marlboro Music Festival from 2011-2014, and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro since 2012.
As a composer and improviser, Michelle is extremely interested in creating mul- timedia 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. She has also had premieres in Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Joyce Theater and in Lincoln Center’s Beyond the Machine Festival.
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 and Ronald Copes.