Chris Gross

Following his performance of cello music by Charles Wuorinen, The Strad Magazine wrote about cellist Christopher Gross: “The tone of Gross’s cello enveloped the crowd [as he] showed energy and intonational accuracy, even when racing around the fingerboard.”  He is a founding member of the Talea Ensemble, a member of the Da Capo Chamber Players, and has appeared as guest with ensembles including I.C.E., Cygnus, Flux Quartet, and at venues including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Disney Hall, and Bargemusic. He is the founder of the project Cello Solos Today, which seeks to commission new contemporary works for young cellists, and which recently received grants from New Music USA and the Juilliard Entrepreneurship Award ( As an active educator he serves a Teaching Artist of the New York Philharmonic and is a certified Suzuki Method instructor. He has given classes and lectures at Harvard University, Sydney Conservatory (Australia), Cleveland Cello Society, Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts and Brooklyn College. He has also written articles on music education for the American Suzuki Journal, The Juilliard Journal, and Playbill. He recently received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Juilliard in New York and was the Horger Artist-in-Residence at Lehigh University during 2016-17.

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