During the past 30 years, Yaron Ross has been deeply
committed to musical education. He holds a Doctoral degree in Performance. He
taught at the University of Montreal and is currently teaching at Concordia
University in Montreal. He has received awards for excellence from both
institutions. At Concordia Yaron Ross welcomes working with classical piano
students of various goals and levels, composition-oriented pianists and jazz pianists
seeking technical progress and contact with classical repertoire.
Yaron Ross is currently recording the complete cycle of Mozart's Piano Sonatas. This recording project represents a long-standing commitment of Mr. Ross to this repertoire and it follows two live performances of the complete cycle (in five recitals) given by the pianist in 1985 and 2006. Some of those performances were recorded for radio broadcast.
In September 2012, Yaron Ross was invited to give a recital on Vladimir Horowitz's personal Steinway concert grand piano, and organize the event celebrating the visit of this historical instrument in Montreal.
Other large projects which were recorded live for broadcast by the English and French networks of the CBC include participation in a collective recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier organized by the CBC in memory of Glenn Gould (1992), the complete Mendelssohn Songs Without Words (1994), the complete Inventions and French Suites by Bach (1996-97) and the Chopin Preludes (1990). Mr. Ross was invited by CBC radio to provide the commentary during the Montreal International Piano Competition and to review the Sony collection of Glenn Gould's video recordings.
Mr. Ross has given solo performances at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, The National
Arts Centre in Ottawa and Place des Arts in Montreal and has collaborated as a chamber musician with such artists as violists Rivka Golani and the Saint Lawrence String Quartet. Born in Israel, Yaron Ross studied at the Tel-Aviv University with the legendary pianist Mindru Katz.
In 1975 and 1976 Yaron Ross won first prizes in the Tel-Aviv Academy Master Competition in chamber music and solo performance respectively. Before leaving his native country he appeared numerous times in recital and as a soloist with several orchestras. He recorded for Israeli and European broadcasting organizations.