David Ross, baroque flute

Praised by the New York Times for the “limpid sweetness” of his baroque flute playing, David performs frequently as a baroque flute soloist with the Sebastians in NYC, as principal flutist with Mercury in Houston, and many other ensembles including the English Concert, the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, the Washington Baroque Consort, and the Lyra Baroque Orchestra.

David earned historical performance degrees from both the renowned Koninlijk Conservatorium in Holland and the relatively new program at the Juilliard School in NYC. Prior to his specialization in early music he studied modern flute at the Cleveland Institute of Music. David’s expertise in historical flutes ranges from the emergence of the one-key baroque flute around 1700 to the many-key conical flutes of the late 1800s that would have been familiar to Brahms. David is increasingly in demand as a private teacher in NYC. In addition to teaching amateurs and professional modern flutists with some interest in baroque flute, he is also teaching graduate students at New York University who split their degree recitals between baroque and modern.