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 dances and Spanish romantics to
contemporary compositions and traditional 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 works
in contemporary, popular 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
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.