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Ross Harbaugh

ROSS HARBAUGH(4th year)(Cello, Chamber) is Professor of Cello at the FROST SCHOOL, and cellist of the Bergonzi String Quartet. As a founding member of the New World Quartet, Professor Harbaugh won the Naumburg Prize, a Prix du Disque, and recorded 20 records and CD’s for the Vox, MCI Classic and IMP Masters, CRI, Centaur, Fleur de Son, and Musical Heritage labels. Professor Harbaugh has performed throughout Europe and the United States, including concerts at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and Wigmore Hall in London, and has appeard in concert with such renowned artists as Leonard Rose, William Preucil, Richard Goode, Jeffrey Kahane, Raphael Hillyer, Joel Krosnick, Jerome Rose, Gil Kalish, and the Guarneri Quartet.  He has soloed with the Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati and Toledo Symphonies, among many others, and appears nationally in recital each year.  He was Principal Cellist of the Grand Rapids and Toledo Symphonies, and has performed under direction of Erich Leinsdorf and Max Rudolf.  In the pop world, he has appeared on recordings with Michael Jackson and Busta Rhymes. Professor Harbaugh’s distinguished teachers include Janos Starker and Leonard Rose in the United States, and Andre Navarra at the Paris Conservatory. He also took chamber music study with the Juilliard Quartet. His teaching experience includes stints at Harvard University, University of Michigan, and Interlochen, with master classes at Yale and Brown Universities. Mr. Harbaugh presents workshops in ensemble communication, Tai Chi for Cello, and gives cello workshops throughout the country at such venues as the 7th American Cello Congress Tempe, the Tennessee Cello Workshop, and the ASTA National Convention this year. He has authored numerous articles for American String Teacher and The Strad, and appears regularly on National Public Radio. His students are prize winners in numerous musical competitions, including “From the Top.” They hold positions in respected orchestras, schools of music, and chamber ensembles. Professor Harbaugh has also served as a judge for the Fischoff Chamber music Competition and the Stulberg Competition, and the Fulbright Competition for Graduate Study Abroad. He performs and teaches in numerous summer festivals including Cabrillo, Interlochen, Madeline Island, Pine Mountain, Hamden-Sydney, the ORFEO Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, and the Margess Institute in Switzerland. This summer he will be teaching and performing at the Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival, the Pine Mountain Music Festival, Interlochen National Music Camp and the Castleman Quartet Program in Fredonia, NY. He is recording the Chopin Sonata and performing the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto on tour in Florida.

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