Ross is also an avid chamber musician, frequently performing in chamber ensembles, preparing transcriptions and realizations of music from ancient to modern times.
Recent collaborations include recitals with Soprano, Flute and Violin as well as partipcation in larger ensembes including a nuevo flamenco dance troupe, Duende Musical, and serving as director of a community ensemble, the Philadelphia classical guitar orchestra.
Ross also maintains a teaching studio for students of all ages and backgrounds and serves on the faculty of several institutions in the greater Philadelphia region in
addition to his performance schedule.
Raised in Atlanta, Ross Mann began studying the guitar as a boy and quickly embraced the entire range of the repertoire, from Baroque lute repertoire and the Spanish romantics to modern compositions and folk genres. Now based in Philadelphia and a dynamic young soloist and chamber musician, his concert programs often span several centuries and many continents, including both ancient dances and Romantic masterworks alongside modern compositions and traditional styles from around the world.
Ross strives to present engaging array of works while offering informal insights on their backgrounds and origins with audiences. An award winning performer, competition prizes include the first prize for guitar in the National Federation of Music Clubs and American String Teachers Association's solo competitions.
A graduate of Georgia State University and the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM, 2000), Ross has studied with some of the finest teachers in the world; including John Sutherland, John Holmquist, and Angelo Gilardino and has performed in masterclasses for many notable performers, including Paul Galbraith, Sharon Isbin, Christopher Parkening, and Eduardo Fernandez.
Recent recital appearances include performances at the 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, University of Texas - Pan American, Mansfield University, as well as programs for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society and music festivals across the country.
In addition to participating in many new music programs and world premiere performances, he has also performed the works of and studied with several notable contemporary composers, including Samuel Adler and Roland Dyens and is committed to both exploring and exposing both new and rarely performed literature.