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.