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"Harbaugh is an enormously gifted cellist. He often soars to melodic heights of extraordinary beauty." Gerald Elliot, Grand Rapids Press





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Ross Harbaugh is Professor of Cello at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, and cellist of the well-known American Bergonzi String Quartet.  His distinguished teachers include Janos Starker, Leonard Rose, and Peter Howard in the United States and Andre Navarra at the Paris Conservatory, and chamber music study with the Juilliard Quartet.  

As a founding member of the New World Quartet he won the Naumburg Prize, a Prix du Disque, and recorded 14 records and CD’s for Vox, MCI Classic and IMP Masters, CRI, Centaur, Fleur de Son, and Musical Heritage labels. Performing throughout Europe and the United States, he has appeared in concerts at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and Wigmore Hall in London, and has concertized with such artists as Leonard Rose, Bill Preucil, Richard Goode, Jeffrey Kahane, Raphael Hillyer, Joel Krosnick,Jerome Rose, Gil Kalish, and the Guarneri Quartet.  

Mr. Harbaugh served as a judge for the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the Stulberg Competition, and the Fulbright Competition for Graduate Music Study Abroad.