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Kathleen is a London-based freelance cellist.
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Born in Scotland, Kathleen Ross is a freelance cellist based in London. She studied modern cello with Rudi de Groote, and baroque cello with Alison McGillivray, both at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her passion for period performance led her to the Royal Academy of Music, where she gained an MA in Historical Performance. There, she was fortunate to have the guidance of Jennifer Ward-Clarke on cello, and Richard Campbell on viola da gamba. CV Freelance Cello Oxford Baroque, principal cello, Bach Magnificat, Kings Place, Dec 2016, member from 2013 onwards Spiritato, principal cello, Handel Messiah, Dec 2016 Evelyn Tubb, Carrisimi Jepthe, June 2016, member since 2009 Poeticall Musick, chamber ensemble, concerts in York, Darlington, Dec 2016 Solo cello with loop pedal, residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh, creating a new piece with two dancers, Nov 2016 Drambuie and Center Parcs etc, television adverts, record solo cello regualrly for Sniffy Dog Productions, latest Nov 2016 Burberry Winter Commercial 2016, cellist in string ensemble Woodhouse Opera, principal cello, Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Hasse Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra, June 2016 Maldon Festival, continuo, Purcell Fairy Queen, July 2016 International Baroque Players, continuo, Messiah Dec 2016, St John Passion, 2015 etc. Florilegium, St Matthew Passion, 2015 Also, The Hanover Band, Oxford Bach Soloists, English Touring Opera Orchestra, The Wallfisch Band. Solo concert with Reading Bach Choir, Tarik O’Regan Magnificat, and Duruflé Requiem, Nov. 2015 Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker, Dec. 2012 Scottish Festival Orchestra, Katherine Jenkins, plus Raymond Gubbay concerts, Dec. 2012 Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Bollywood film, studio recording and tour to India, September 2012   Chamber Music Performed with and managed: Les Mélomanes: cello/viola da gamba, with Stephen Pedder, violin, Ayelet Karni recorder and Rani Orestein, harpsichord Selected as finalists for York International Early Music Competition 2013 Selected for the Young Artists Programme at the Brighton Early Music Festival, 2010. Live broadcast performances on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and The Early Music Show. Performances at:- London Handel Festival- Brighton Early Music Festival - Händelhaus (Halle, Germany) - St Martin-in-the-Fields- London Bach Society During her time at RAM, Kathleen participated in masterclasses with Jaap ter Linden and Daniel Bruggen, and worked with directors such as Rachel Podger and John-Eliot Gardiner. She received the Bickerdike Allen Prize for Early Music, and the Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize with her chamber group, Les Mélomanes. With Les Mélomanes, Kathleen subsequently performed at Brighton Early Music Festival, London Handel Festival, Händel Haus, Halle, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She has also appeared live on Radio 3's In Tune and Early Music Show programmes. Les Mélomanes were awarded the Audience Prize at London's Fenton House Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition, and were selected as finalists in the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2013. Kathleen enjoys period instrument performance in a range of ensembles, such as The Wallfisch Band, Oxford Baroque, Florilegium, International Baroque Players, and The Hanover Band. On modern cello, she has played with Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, amongst others.She recently performed as a solo cellist with Reading Bach Choir in Tarik O' Regan's Magnificat. Kathleen's recording experience includes Telemann Violin Concertos with The Wallfisch Band, and Haydn Nelson Mass with Edward Higginbottom and New Century Baroque. She also performs for many commercial projects such as a recent television advert for Drambuie, live shows for Katherine Jenkins, and the film soundtrack recording of the Bollywood film Neethane En Ponvasantham, also touring to India

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Up to 2 hours£400
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Rebecca H, 2 years ago

Kathleen was brilliant to work with. She was quick and reliable, sending individual musician biographies prior to the shoot and flexible at short notice. The musicians were professional, friendly, and played to a high standard. Rebecca Hutter, Decca Records