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MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
Ross Jamie Collins, Conductor
Aubree Oliverson, Violin
Mitsuko Morikawa and Yanfeng (Tony) Bai, Piano
As a student of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ross Jamie Collins has travelled and assisted him at the Philharmonia, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. He has also had the opportunity to work closely alongside Edo de Waart, James Conlon, Ludovic Morlot, Rossen Milanov, Peter Oundjian and Ray Chen and has conducted both the Colburn Orchestra and Academy Virtuosi.
Ross was previously a student of Jorma Panula at the Panula Academy in Finland, Ross began his studies with Esa-Pekka Salonen at Colburn in the fall of 2019. In 2018 he was awarded Third Prize in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition, and in 2019 he made his debuts with the South Denmark Philharmonic and the Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra. Born in 2001 in Nottingham, United Kingdom, Ross has been living in Helsinki, Finland since 2008 where he began conducting studies at the age of 14 with Klaus Mäkelä. In 2017 he founded his own orchestra, named Symphony Orchestra ROSSO, and conducted a full symphony concert at the age of 15.