INFOBOXGenre(s): Classical Music
From: Styria, Austria
Katharina Gross studied at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with David Geringas, at the Musikhochschule Cologne with Frans Helmerson (Diploma 2003) and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Ralph Kirshbaum (Diploma in Professional Performance 2005). She took part in masterclasses with Mstislaw Rostropovich, Martin Lovett, Harvey Shapiro, Karine Georgian and Philippe Muller. She is prizewinner of several international competitions. She was soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kiev, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Klausenburg, the Staatsorchester Kassel, the Symphonic Orchestra of Thüringen and with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists on tour to the USA (Kennedy Center/Washington DC, The Old Cabell Hall/Charlottesville, the American Theatre in Hampton, at “Abendmusik” in Lincoln, the Bethel Performing Arts Series a.o.).
Katharina Gross performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Muziekgebouw aan ´t IJ, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Bodenseefestival, Nafplion Festival, Festivals Limone sul Garda and Caldonazzo, Cello Biënnale and Berio Festival Amsterdam, Europäische Wochen Passau and the Al Bustan Festival amongst others.
Since 2010 she is artistic director of the concert series concertello based in Austria. In 2014 Katharina Gross started the project cellomondo: composers from all around the globe and their students write pieces for cello solo. The first eight compositions of the project were premiered in November 2014 at the Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik in Graz. (Source: www.katharinagross.at)