Graham Ross

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Ross is a composer, as well as a conductor, co-founder of the Dmitri Ensemble, and a champion of neglected and newly written music.
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Graham Ross is an English conductor and composer. He began his music studies as a treble vocalist, and also studied violin, piano, and organ. While attending Clare College, Cambridge, he studied composition with Giles Swayne, and pursued conducting with Peter Stark and Robin O'Neill at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2004 he formed the Dmitri Ensemble, a group devoted to performing neglected works and new music. On a scholarship, Ross worked with the London Symphony Chorus from 2008 to 2009, and from 2008 to 2010 he served as music director of the Concordia Chamber Choir and the Kingston Choral Society. He made his debut at the BBC Proms in 2010, and conducted operatic productions in Jerusalem, London, Aldeburgh, and Provence. Also that year, he became a fellow and director of music at Clare College, and he has conducted its choir on tour in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has led the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Mozart Players, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Salomon Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra, the Haydn Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Southbank Sinfonia. Ross has given major premieres of music by John Rutter, Jocelyn Pook, Gabriel Jackson, and Cecilia McDowall, and recorded works by James MacMillan, Giles Swayne, Judith Bingham, Matthew Martin, Nico Muhly, Brett Dean, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Imogen Holst. Ross has recorded for Naxos, Divine Art, and Harmonia Mundi, and he is published by Novello and the Oxford University Press.