Anthony Ross

Dynamic leader of the Minnesota Orchestra cello section since 1991, prize-winning cellist, Anthony Ross, has appeared as a concerto soloist nationwide with many professional orchestras as well with his beloved Minnesota Orchestra. His compelling interpretations have won wide acclaim from Moscow to Kalamazoo, from Dallas to Duluth. Passionate about new music, he has given powerful performances of James MacMillan’s cello concerto, Paul Moravec’s Montserrat, and he and his wife, Beth Rapier, have championed David Ott’s Concerto for Two Cellos since 1993.

Winner of the prestigious bronze medal at the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Mr. Ross went on to win the Stulberg Award, the G.B. Dealy Award, and was a prize winner of the Parisot International Cello Competition. A graduate of Indiana University, where he studied with Fritz Magg, he then went on to study with Bernard Greenhouse and Timothy Eddy at StonyBrook, State University of New York.

A person of many facets and talents, Mr. Ross engages with equal passion when he teaches young cellists. He has taught at many prestigious schools and festivals, including Eastman School of Music, Aspen and Grand Tetons Music Festivals, as well as Interlochen and Madeline Island Music Camps.

Summer festival appearances include, performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Music in the Vineyards, the Colorado Music Festival, the Rhodes Music Festival in Greece, the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio and the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society in Madison. In the Twin Cities, he is a member of “Accordo” and the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota.

Anthony Ross Reviews:

“…the most important Bernstein recording since Lenny’s own. And of course, sonics are state of the art. Terrific.” —David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday

“It is clearly one of the finest recordings I have ever heard.“ – Al Fasoldt, FANFARE