Violinist Ross Monroe Winter's career spans multiple genres in the orchestral,
chamber music, and solo fields as well as work in film and television. Currently he is
a member of the
Richmond Symphony, performs with the IRIS Orchestra in
Tennessee, and is a substitute with the
National and Baltimore Symphony
Orchestras. He has previously been a member of the
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Boston Philharmonic, and has performed with the New Jersey Symphony
Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Rhode
Island, Albany, Roanoke, New Bedford, and South Florida.

A sought after teacher, Mr. Winter is on the violin faculty at
Virginia Commonwealth
University, Adjunct Professor of Violin at George Mason University School of Music,
and is Senior Artist/Teacher of Violin at George Mason University's
Potomac Arts
cademy. During the summers, he serves as Chair of the Violin Program and
coaches chamber music at the
Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy,
as well as performing as Principal Second Violin of the Wintergreen Festival
Orchestra. Previously he taught at The Chamber Music Workshop in Lexington, MA,
New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School and “Festival Youth Orchestra”
Summer Institute, and has been an Instructor of Violin at Purchase College in New
York. He also maintains a private studio.

Devoted to chamber music, he is a founding member of the Atlantic Chamber
Ensemble, which is ensemble-in-residence at WCVE Public Radio and formerly at
the Lake George Music Festival. Heis frequently heard in recital, as a guest with
numerous ensembles, and in the summers as a member of the Wintergreen
Chamber Players. He has performed at the festivals of Aspen, Santo Domingo, Todi,
Maastricht, Virginia Arts, and Music at Penn's Woods. This past season he gave
recital performances of Franck, Mozart and Messiaen, and gave repeat
performances as soloist in Vivaldi’s Winter Concerto from The Four Seasons. With
pianist Maria Yefimova, he was featured as a soloist in 10 perfomances of
Stravinsky's Duo Concertant with the Richmond Ballet, which was proclaimed by the
Richmond Times Dispatch as “flawlessly performed.”  They repeated this program to
a 2500-seat sold-out Chrysler Hall on a program featuring the Virginia Symphony
Orchestra performing
Rite of Spring on its' 100th anniversary.

Mr. Winter holds BM and MM degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music
where he studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Malcolm Lowe,
and from the State University of New York Purchase Conservatory with Laurie
Smukler as a graduate assistant. Other principal teachers include Sylvia
Rosenberg, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet.

He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Catholic
University of America's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in Washington, DC as a
full-scholarship recipient.

His most notable student has been Robert Downey, Jr. for the Warner Bros. film
Sherlock Holmes (2009) while also playing the principal role of Violinist. Other tastes
of Hollywood include roles as a featured performer in Sex and the City 2 (2010),
Taylor Swift's NBC Thanksgiving Special (2010), HBO's series Mildred Pierce (2011)
starring Kate Winslet, the BET Honors with Aretha Franklin (2014), and Steven
Spielberg's Lincoln (2012). He also spent time working on USA Network's series
Royal Pains as an advisor and tutoring guest star Sami Gayle for the episode
“A History of Violins” (2011). Recordings for Albany Records, Norvell, AAM
Recordings, and Naxos.
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