Ernest Gross

Ernest (Ernie) Gross, third bass clarinet occupying the General Dillman A. Rash Chair, has been a member of the Louisville Orchestra since 1982. Originally from El Paso, TX, Mr. Gross studied clarinet performance at Baylor University(BM Clarinet Performance) , Boston University (MM Clarinet Performance) , and completed additional study at Vienna Hochschule fur Musik und darnstellende Kunst. Mr. Gross notes Richard Shanley, Dr. Lee Gibson, Leon Russianoff, Robert Marcellus (Cleveland Orchestra), Alfred Prinz (Vienna Philharmonic), Pasquale Cardillo (Boston Symphony), Steve Freeman (New York Philharmonic), Peter Hadcock (Boston Symphony), Franklin Cohen (Cleveland Orchestra), and Lawrie Bloom (Chicago Symphony) as his private teachers.