James Ross

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Folk

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: Scotland

Website: jamesrossmusic.co.uk

James Ross is a pianist and composer that pushes the boundaries of Scottish traditional music. James released his debut album on the Greentrax label, a mix of his piano arrangements of traditional and original material. Chasing the Sun, Ross's second recording, is a suite of pieces originally co-commissioned by The Blas Festival and Celtic Connections, it features Mr McFall’s Chamber. James recently collaborated with author Alexander McCall Smith to create These Are The Hands, a song cycle celebrating Scotland and the Sea.
With support from Help Musicians, pianist and composer James Ross will compose music for piano and brass quintet to be performed and recorded with The Wallace Collection.