About

Cellist Ross Gasworth’s playing has been praised as “gorgeous” (Waco Tribune-Harold) and “warm and generous” (Orange County Register), having concertized and taught throughout the United States, as well as in Asia and Europe. He has performed chamber music alongside principal players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ross was selected by Michael Tilson-Thomas to perform as Principal Cellist of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, and at Google’s annual Zeitgeist festival in London, England. He has also performed in notable chamber music series such as The Music Guild in Los Angeles, Art of Élan, Ottawa ChamberFest, Salastina Music Society, and many others.

Ross has performed as a soloist with the Rochester Symphony, Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, and the UCI Symphony. As an orchestral musician, Ross has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, New World Symphony, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and as principal cellist with the Waco Symphony and Miami Symphony. Major festival appearances include the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Pacific Music Festival. Ross has played in studio recording sessions for major motion pictures at Sony Picture Studios, FOX Studios, and Warner Brothers Studios, as well as albums at Capitol Records for recording artists such as Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, and Herb Alpert. He has performed at iconic venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, and Paris’ Radio France Concert Hall.

Since 2012, Ross has been a member of the award-winning Trio Céleste, Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor school of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine, where the Trio directs the Summer Festival for Chamber Music as well. Trio Céleste is also the permanent Ensemble-in-Residence at Chamber Music | OC. Ross is also co-director of the Summer Chamber Music Camp at the David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville, IL.

A committed educator, Ross has been a teaching assistant at the University of North Texas, University of Illinois, and Cleveland Institute of Music. As one of the directors of Chamber Music | OC, Ross teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Chamber Music | OC Young Artist Program workshops. Additionally, he has taught cello, chamber music, and Eurhythmics at the Kneisel Hall Young Musician’s Program, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Strings Program, the SDSU String Academy, the Chamber Music | OC Young Artist Program, and the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA).

Ross began playing the cello at age three. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Richard Aaron and Stephen Geber. Other past teachers include Eugene Osadchy at the University of North Texas, and Michel Strauss at the Paris Conservatoire.

Ross performs on a 2005 cello by William Whedbee.

Events

  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2017
    Fri
    14
    Jul
    2017

    Trio Céleste Chamber Music Festival

    9:00 amWinifred Smith Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA

    Annual Chamber Music Festival at CTSA.

  • Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017

    Sundays Live at LACMA

    6:00 pmLeo Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017

    The Music Guild Presents: Trio Céleste

    3:00 pmUniversity Synagogue, Los Angeles, CA

    Works by Handel/Halvorsen, Beethoven, and Mozart.

  • Mon
    07
    Aug
    2017
    Fri
    11
    Aug
    2017

    Chamber Music Camp at Camp Adler

    9:00 amDavid Adler Music and Arts Center, Libertyville, IL

    Co-director and instructor; chamber music coaching, music theory, and Eurhythmics.

  • Mon
    14
    Aug
    2017
    Mon
    28
    Aug
    2017

    Vietnam Connection Music Festival (VNCMF)

    Time TBAHanoi/Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Chamber music performances with festival artists; Repertoire TBA

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017

    Vietnam Connection Music Festival: Performance

    8:00 pmCentre Culturel Francais de Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Chamber music performance with VCMF colleagues.

  • Mon
    21
    Aug
    2017

    Vietnam Connection Music Festival: Performance

    4:00 pmVietnam National Academy of Music Recital Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Chamber music performance with VCMF colleagues.

  • Mon
    21
    Aug
    2017

    Vietnam Connection Music Festival: Performance

    8:00 pmVietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Chamber music performance with VCMF colleagues.

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017

    Vietnam Connection Music Festival: Performance

    8:00 pmHo Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

    Chamber music performance with VCMF colleagues.

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017

    Trio Céleste at Regents Point

    8:00 pmRegents Point, Irvine, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017

    San Diego Central Library Concert Series

    2:30 pmNeil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017

    Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

    12:15 pmChicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017

    Waukegan Chamber Music Society

    7:30 pmFamily Piano Co., Waukegan, IL

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017

    Grace First Concert Series: Music at the Point

    3:00 pmGrace First Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017

    First Fridays at First

    12:15 pmFirst Lutheran Church, Torrance, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    28
    Jan
    2018

    Pelican Chamber Music Series

    4:00 pmSt. Paul's Episcopal Church, Ventura, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    California Chamber Orchestra: Concerto Grosso (West Coast Premiere)

    7:30 pmTemecula Theater, Temecula, CA

    Dooley: Concerto Grosso (West Coast Premiere)

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    South Bay Chamber Music Society: Trio Céleste with Michelle Gasworth, Viola

    8:00 pmLos Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    18
    Mar
    2018

    South Bay Chamber Music Society: Trio Céleste with Michelle Gasworth, Viola

    3:00 pmPacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Concerts at 405 Shrader Presents: Trio Céleste

    7:00 pm405 Shrader St., San Francisco, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Santa Rosa Junior College Chamber Concert Series

    7:30 pmNewman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018

    CMOC 5-Year Anniversaray Gala

    8:00 pmIrvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    13
    May
    2018

    Sundays at Two Presents: Trio Céleste

    2:00 pmRolling Hills United Methodist Church, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018

    The Music Guild Presents: Trio Céleste with guest Paul Coletti

    8:00 pmUniversity Synagogue, Los Angeles, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    The Music Guild Presents: Trio Céleste with guest Paul Coletti

    8:00 pmDaniel Recital Hall, California State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    The Music Guild Presents: Trio Céleste with guest Paul Coletti

    8:00 pmAdat Ari El Temple, North Hollywood, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018

    Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series

    4:00 pmGualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Sun
    13
    Jan
    2019

    Piano Quartets with Cindy Wu, Michelle Gasworth, and Ines Irawati

    4:00 pmSouth Pasadena Library, South Pasadena, CA

    Repertoire TBA

  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019

    Tuesday Evening Concert Series

    7:30 pmCabell Hall Auditorium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Repertoire TBA

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Listen

N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

by Ross Gasworth, cello; Zsolt Bognar, piano

L. V. Beethoven: Triple Concerto

by Iryna Krechkovsky, violin; Ross Gasworth, cello; Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano