Hazel Ross violinist

Director of the Peter Pan Summer Music Course

 Bmus/Hons RNCM

 

Audio video July 2006

 

 

In charge of the  Peter Pan course at the LMFL’s course since Summer 2005, Hazel Ross is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied under Maciej Rakowski and Benedict Holland.  On completion of her undergraduate degree she went on to be awarded a Distinction for her Postgraduate Diploma in performance.

As a musician Hazel has travelled widely, performing across Europe, Canada and Australia.   As a soloist highlights include concerto performances in St Martin in the Fields, London and with Bromley Sinfonia.

Hazel performs regularly as a chamber musician and has led various quartets and ensembles formed during and since her studies.  These include the Ross String Quartet and performances of the Brahms Sextet in concerts in Madrid, Spain.  She now performs across  the UK with her string quartet ‘Strelitzia,’ and pianist Nadine Andre.

Hazel’s freelance orchestral  work includes the Halle Orchestra, English Session Orchestra, Sinfonia Verdi,  New Orpheus Ensemble (leader) Voce Ensemble (leader 2nd), English Session Orchestra,  Telford new Symphony Orchestra, Matisse Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Madrid (leader) Cantierre d’arte Chamber and Opera orchestras, Italy. Future bookings include Seychelles Festival Orchestra in 2008.

Session work inlcudes live TV recordings for T4 Transmission, ITV’s X Factor Il Divo,  recordings for Murco Record Company and Sony.  She has recently toured with Aled Jones as first violinist in the string quartet.

Hazel is a committed teacher. During her studies at RNCM she chose to put emphasis on music education and led a variety of outreach projects and workshops for children and adults.  She also completed a comprehensive two-year pedagogy course as an undergraduate and assisted with the RNCM Junior Strings Project, which teaches Dalcroze and Kodaly to the youngest children.

 

Hazel teaches violin, viola and chamber music at Moreton Hall, Shropshrie and at BRGS grammar school, Rawtenstall.  She also runs a thriving private teaching practice.

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