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Photography courtesy of the British Ukrainian Society (c) 2008

Jacqueline Ross masterclass at the Lysenko Music School in Kyiv

23 September 2008

Jacqueline Ross, Professor of Violin and Head of the String Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, conducted a violin masterclass at the Lysenko Music School in Kyiv on the 23rd  September.

The masterclass was organised by Yev­gen Kostrytskyy who is a violinist and Artistic Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It was funded by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to­gether with the British Ukrainian Society, with support from the British Council.


Jacqueline Ross’ profile:

Jacqueline Ross was born in New York and studied at the Juilliard School of Mu­sic where she was a scholarship student of Joseph Fuchs. After receiving Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees, she went on to advanced studies in Cologne with Saschko Gawriloff, becoming his assistant.

She later studied in Amsterdam with the baroque specialist Lucy van Dael, with whom she has recorded music for two vio­lins. She has appeared as a soloist at the Venice Biennale and at the Darmstadt Con­temporary Music Festival, where she won the Kranichsteiner Prize. She has broadcast as a solo artist on major radio stations.

Now living in the UK, Jacqueline is one of the few soloists who performs on both modern and baroque violin. She now plays an extraordinary 1777 G.B. Guadagnini vi­olin, made in Turin. She has also performed and recorded on a rare Andrea Amati vio­lin made in Cremona in 1570 on generous loan to her from the Chi Mei Foundation.

In addition to her performing career, Jacqueline is a dedicated teacher attracting an international following of advanced stu­dents.

She is a member of the faculty of Bow­doin International Summer Festival in Maine and of the Rencontres Internation­ales de Figeac in France, and is regularly asked to adjudicate major competitions and to give masterclasses. These include visits to her alma mater the Juilliard School, as well as to the Curtis Institute, New Eng­land Conservatory, and Conservatories throughout Europe. Jacqueline was de­lighted to add the Lysenko Music School to this distinguished list.



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