Clare College Cambridge

About the Director

Graham Ross is Director of Music and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and co-founder and Principal Conductor of The Dmitri Ensemble.  At Clare, he is responsible for overseeing all practical music making at the College, including directing the internationally renowned Chapel Choir.  A composer and conductor of a wide range of repertoire, he is a passionate believer in the unveiling of both unjustly-neglected and newly-penned works, and has given numerous first performances as both a pianist and conductor of a very broad spectrum of composers. 

Graham Ross studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and conducting at the Royal College of Music, London. He has served as Chorus Master for Sir Colin Davis and Ivor Bolton, and held a Conducting Scholarship with the London Symphony Chorus.  

With The Dmitri Ensemble, he has conducted acclaimed recordings of works by James MacMillan, Judith Bingham and Giles Swayne (Naxos), and a disc of previously unrecorded works by Vaughan Williams (Albion Records). He guest conducts numerous ensembles and orchestras across the UK, including the Haydn, Tallis, Kensington, Covent Garden and East Anglia Chamber Orchestras, and is increasingly involved in the field of opera, having conducted in Jerusalem, Aldeburgh, Provence, and Glyndebourne.  He holds a special relationship with Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Denmark, where he has appeared many times as guest conductor.

As a composer recent performances have been given by, amongst others, Aurora Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, O Duo, and the Solstice Quartet, at festivals including Edington, Musique-Cordiale, Three Choirs and London Contemporary Church Music Festivals.