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Name: James Ross
Skills: Conductor, Writer
Address: United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
James Ross was a finalist in the 1998 BBC Conducting Competition and is currently conductor of the St. Albans Symphony Orchestra, Oxford University Sinfonietta, Christ Church Festival Orchestra, Oxford, and the Welwyn Garden City Music Society. He has also conducted in Austria, Bosnia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Serbia, Sri Lanka and the USA.

James Ross was born in 1972 and won scholarships to Harrow School and Oxford Univeristy, studying history and music, then writing a doctorate in French opera. He has been published in 'Music and Letters', 'Opera', 'Musical Times', 'English Historical Review' and has contributed to several books including 'French Music Since the Death of Berlioz' (Ashgate Press, 2005). Conducting teachers have included Peter Stark, Ernst Schelle, Victor Feldbrill, Alan Hazeldine and Zdenek Bilek.

His conducting repertoire contains over 500 works, ranging from the Baroque to contemporary music. It includes the major symphonic, concerto and choral repertoire, opera, specialist French music and first performances.



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