Compelled and inspired by his interest in finding new instrument models, Ian has created a wide and diverse range of high quality instruments.
Ian is always looking to the future, planning new and exciting projects and researching ways to develop his style. His work is highly spirited and no two instruments are the same.
Ian is very modest about his art and believes that 'it is the instruments themselves that should win someone over rather than the words used to promote it!'
Chiara Beebe Testimonial:
The Ian Ross cello I bought from Cardiff Violins has been with me for a few years now, at first helping me perform locally in the Guernsey Eistedfodd where my solo cello performance won me the Prix D’excellence award, and getting me through my grade 8 exam with distinction. I also played the Saint-Saëns cello concerto with the Guernsey Youth Orchestra. Straight away people noticed a difference in my playing and the beautiful tone the instrument produces. I am now studying music at Manchester University where I have lead the University Symphony Orchestra and play with a variety of ensembles. I currently study with Simon Turner from the Hallé and am looking forward to my solo recitals as part of my course on the instrument. My Ian Ross cello has been to Prague on a recent tour and will soon be accompanying me to Europe again for the next summer tour. It will also have its first outing to the Bridgewater hall when my quartet plays in the lunchtime concert series there.