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Erik Ross: Biography

Erik Ross
1972 -
Region: Ontario

Erik Ross

Erik Ross composes for all media. His portfolio includes solo, chamber, vocal, and orchestral works, and he has written for productions that include electronics, theatre, film and dance. He received top prizes at SOCAN, and has received commissions from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Music Gallery, Roger D. Moore and the Laidlaw Foundation. He has had performances of his works in Canada, the United States, Mexico, England, Japan, Thailand and Australia.

Dr. Ross’s Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra was premiered by Joseph Salvalaggio and the Memphis Symphony in 2003, and it was performed again at the 2004 International Double Reed Society Conference in Melbourne, Australia, by Diana Doherty under the direction of Nicholas Daniel. He wrote an operetta for Tapestry New Opera Works’ production at the 2002 Opera America Conference, and he wrote a marimba concerto for Ryan Scott and the Esprit Orchestra in 2006.

Recent commissions include works for: Joseph Petric, the Music Gallery at the SoundaXis festival in Toronto, Toca Loca’s P*P Project, Wallace Halladay and Ryan Scott, steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague for the 25th anniversary season of the Hannaford Street Silver Band, and a cave installation that was produced in collaboration with the Contemporary Keyboard Society through the New Music in New Places series of the Canadian Music Centre. Recent premieres include a large work for the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan and a chamber orchestra piece for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

October 2010


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