Hazel Ross - Violin
Master Class – One to One
UK violinist, Hazel Ross studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Maciej Rakowski and Benedict Holland.
Following her undergraduate studies, she then went on to achieve a Distinction in performance at postgraduate level.
She has since built a varied and diverse freelance career which takes her all over the world, performing across Europe, Canada, South Africa, Australia and America. UK solo highlights include concerto performances and numerous recital series with her piano duo partner, piano trio and String Quartet. She has also written, and is now touring internationally, with her own show ‘Tango Tzigane’ and manages the renowned duo ‘Elektra’ which she founded 12 years ago.
Hazel plays with many of the UK’s professional orchestras including the Halle, CBSO, Northern Ballet, RTE Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and London Concert Orchestra.
She is also in demand as a session musician and has led tours and recorded with artists from all genres including Michael Buble, Shirley Bassey and Bryn Terfel.
She has made several TV appearances and following her work on Strictly Come Dancing, she was the violin soloist for two consecutive years on the sell out UK tour with two of the professional dancers ‘Kevin and Karen’
She also works with the Royal Shakespeare Company, leading the quartet for Coriolanus in 2018 and playing violin and mandolin in Don Quixote earlier this year.
Hazel is passionate about music education and currently teaches violin and chamber music at the outstanding Sevenoaks School with previous posts including The Royal Northern College of Music.
She also ran the junior department of the international music course ‘LMFL for many years and is regularly invited to give string master classes and run workshops across the UK.
Hazel also works as an ABRSM examiner and has been invited to represent the ABRSM in China and Malaysia. She has also recently been chosen as the UK representative onto the Global Leaders Program.