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George Ross

George Ross is a British cellist specialising in period performance. Following his master’s studies at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, George has worked with such groups as the Hanover Band, the English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Dunedin Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The King’s Consort, and Arcangelo.

George is a member of the Consone Quartet, the first period instrument string quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists. Their debut recording explored music by Haydn and Mendelssohn and was described by The Strad as an album “that instantly leaps out of the stereo at you as something special.” This season they launch a new partnership with Linn Records, opening with the complete string quartets of Felix Mendelssohn. The quartet has been enthusiastically received at the Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, St Martin in the Fields, and at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Brighton, and Buxton Festivals, amongst others. Further afield, Consone have been invited to perform at the Philharmonie de Paris and Auditorium de Lyon, at the Concertgebouw Brugge, AMUZ and de Bijloke, Concerts d'été à St Germain and at other venues across Italy, Austria, Bulgaria and Slovenia. The Quartet enjoys a rich portfolio of collaborative partnerships, including with Justin Taylor, Steven Devine, Alexander Gadjiev, Anneke Scott, Mary Bevan and Colin Lawson.

In the new year, George and his father, Alastair set about recording a CD centring around Francesco Geminiani’s exuberant op.5 sonatas for cello and continuo for the Deux-Elles label.

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