George Ross is a British cellist, specialising in period instrument performance, having completed his master's studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where he received lessons from Jaap ter Linden. Since he 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, Solomon's Knot, the Hanover Band, Florilegium and others.
A keen soloist, George was on the Handel House Talent Scheme 2015, which enabled him to give solo recitals at the Handel House Museum in Brook Street, London. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall as a soloist and in chamber groups on numerous occasions. Other solo performance venues include the Mayfair Arts Club, St John’s Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. George’s Hanover Square, Hatchlands House and the Corn Exchange in Newbury.
George was a student at the Purcell School where he studied with Alexander Boyarsky. During his time there, he won prizes in Porec, Liezen, Marlow Festival Concerto Competition, was awarded the Martin Musical Scholarship fund and was given the Pierre Fournier prize in 2009. In the same year, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, and, whilst continuing to work with Boyarsky on modern cello, also cultivated a passion for the baroque cello, which he studied with Richard Tunnicliffe.