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Born in the UK, Ross studied at the Guildhall School of Music-studying organ, harpsichord and conducting. He then went as an undergraduate to the Royal Academy of Music in London, becoming the first holder of the Sir George Thalben-Ball Memorial Organ Scholarship & Assistant Organist of the famous City Church of St. Michael's Cornhill. Ross continued his studies at King's College, University of London, where he was senior Organ Scholar in the college chapel. His teachers included Anne Marsden-Thomas, David Titterington, Nicolas Danby, David Hill, Harrison Oxley, Naji Hakim and Arthur Wills. Ross was also on the music team at two of the UK's largest churches- All Soul's Langham Place and Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), and became Director of Music of Christ Church Clifton in Bristol in 1998.

As an organist he has also given solo recitals in most of the significant cathedrals and churches in the UK and Australia, inc. Notre Dame de Paris, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul's Cathedral in London, the major Australian cathedrals and Sydney Town Hall.

Ross took up the invitation to move to Australia in 2005 to assume the position of Organist & Director of Music at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney and has directed the music at all significant services, state funerals and celebrations, as well as several visits from royalty including her late majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and instigated the liturgical performance of Bach's cantatas with orchestra into the Sunday services. In 2019/20 he directed the Cathedral Choir in a major European tour to celebrate their bicentenary.

Ross currently serves as both the Chairman of the NSW Branch of the Royal School of Church Music, as well as the President of RSCM Australia, regularly organising festivals and workshops. He was the leader of the SydneyinSpires Festival in 2019, Australia's biggest-ever festival of sacred music. In 2017, he was honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury for 'outstanding service to Church Music in Australia and internationally', and in 2020 Ross was also presented with an international award by the RSCM for recognition of his work in 'promoting the highest musical standards: enhancing Christian worship across Australia by education and example'. Ross teaches the organ at St Andrew's Cathedral School and privately to adults, with several of his students having achieved outstanding success in diplomas and organ competitions.