James Ross

British conductor and writer James Ross studied modern history and music at Christ Church, Oxford. His conducting teachers included Victor Feldbrill, Alan Hazeldine, Charles Mackerras and Ernst Schelle. He was a finalist in the 1998 BBC Philharmonic Conducting Competition.

He has conducted more than a thousand works in nineteen countries and at leading concert halls in the UK. He is music director of several orchestras in the UK. He conducted the Ankara City Philharmonic Orchestra's first concert, held at Ankara's new Presidential Symphony Orchestra Hall in 2021, and conducted the first orchestral concert at Sri Lanka's Nelum Pokuna Theatre in 2013.

He has written several books and articles - particularly on French music, and he is the director of the record label and music consultancy Ulysses Arts.

Further information: james-ross.com


A selection of articles about James Ross

Ensemble. A Very Satisfying Evening - Keith Bramich enjoys a charity concert in London

Classical music news. May 2024 Newsletter - Watch and listen to our May 2024 one hour video newsletter - Improvisation in the classical world and beyond

Classical music news. March 2024 Newsletter - Watch and listen to our March 2024 one hour video newsletter - Classical Music and Politics

Classical music news. Streaming, Downloads and CDs - Classical Music Daily's May 2021 Newsletter has just been published as a video podcast

CD Spotlight. Quite Haunting - American orchestral music impresses Geoff Pearce. '... impassioned and committed performances.'