Principal Second Violin
Jennifer Ross joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as the Principal Second Violin in the fall of 1998. She began her orchestral career as Associate Concertmaster of the Honolulu Symphony and went on to spend five years as a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, the Detroit Symphony, and spent three years as Concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony.
An active recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Ross has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America and has collaborated with some of the world's great musicians, including Pinchas Zuckerman, Lynn Harrell, Jaime Loredo and Orli Shaham. She has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician at Strings in the Mountains Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and has spent more than 25 summers at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Ms. Ross teaches and coaches regularly at the National Orchestra Institute in Maryland, The New World Symphony in Miami, and the University of Michigan. For the winter term of 2009, she will be a full-time faculty member at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Ross studied with the late Szymon Goldberg, former Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. While at Curtis, she held the position of Concertmaster of the Curtis Orchestra under Max Rudolf and studied chamber music with Felix Galimir of the Galimir String Quartet.