Arthur Ross is an extremely active performing artist in both the orchestral and chamber music worlds. He has served as Principal Violist of Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Assistant Principal Violist of the Greenville Symphony, and as tenured member of the South Carolina Philharmonic. He has been a soloist with all three groups, and has played with orchestras and ensembles throughout the southeast. He has performed chamber music with the Vega Quartet, collaborated with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and most recently participated in the International Chamber Music Festival in Athens, GA.
Arthur earned a Bachelor's of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and was a pupil of George Taylor. He studied chamber music with cellist, Stephen Doane, violists, James Dunham and John Graham, violinist, Charles Castleman, clarinetist, the late Peter Hancock, and members of the Ying Quartet. He has worked with some of the world’s great conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Slatkin, Roger Norrington, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
When not playing the viola, Arthur studies martial arts (Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), is an avid reader and podcast listener with wide-ranging interests including history, philosophy, religion, politics, technology, business theory, and science fiction. He has also performed and competed as a salsa dancer, but now, just dances for fun!