Player Spotlight ~ Chloe Ross ~ Violin

Opus 462, "Vieuxtemps" Guarneri 2002

“I love playing my violin for students, and showing them how even their small pieces can be played with rich tone and brilliance. The look in their eyes when they hear my violin's sound is priceless, and inspires them to play their own instruments better. In my own playing, my violin continues to amaze me with its depth and I find myself unlocking new areas of sound and clarity daily. It truly is a joy to play Doug's violin and I will be a life long supporter of his work.”

Chloe Ross

Chloe began studying violin at the age of three in Seattle, Washington under the tutelage of Kathleen Boyer, second violinist with The Seattle Symphony. Chloe started learning the Suzuki method and attended the advanced Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute for several years. Along with her Suzuki studies, Chloe took part in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra program.

When she reached age 11, her family moved across the country and Chloe continued violin studies at The Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. At Longy, she studied music theory, music composition and music history. She was a featured violinist in many masterclasses and solo performances, as well as a member of many chamber music ensembles and was the youngest ever admitted member of The Longy Youth Chamber Orchestra. She became the concert master after only a short time with the orchestra and traveled to Canada, Germany and the Czech Republic on tour, performing city to city. She has also journeyed to Colima, Mexico playing chamber music with students of the Universidad de Colima.

Chloe continued at Longy to receive her Certificate of Violin Performance and has competed in many competitions, preforming some of the world's most iconic violin repertoire. While at Longy, Chloe studied in the studios of Clayton Hoener, principle second violinist of The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra as well as main study with the late Janet Packer- former Longy School of Music String Department Chair who first introduced her to Cox Violins.

After moving back to Seattle, Chloe became a member The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Adam Stern.

Chloe has since relocated to the Bay Area and now teaches violin full time at her own studio, The Studio Violin. Her students have successfully auditioned for orchestra positions of their own, and range from complete beginners (of all ages) to more advanced high schoolers. Along with teaching, Chloe will also be performing in the coming year.

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