Scott Ross (harpsichordist)

Scott Ross ( born March 1, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, † 14 June 1989 Assas, France) was an American harpsichordist, whose recordings of works by Scarlatti and Rameau's still a role model. He was also known for his interpretation of the Fandango by Antonio Soler.

Ross learned in his hometown of Pittsburgh, the organ and piano. As a boy, he suffered from a severe scoliosis. After the death of his father, he moved as a fourteen year old with his mother to France and studied at the conservatories in Nice and Paris. In 1971 he took first place at the International Competition in Bruges. His achievements were there so outstanding that until 1986 no more 1st prize was awarded.

In addition to international performances, he maintained a professor at Laval University in Quebec City and Summer Academies in Venice. He died at the age of 38 at the consequences of an untreated pneumonia, which was caused not treated by lack of health insurance. Assumptions, Ross had died of the consequences of HIV infection, is contradicted by the testimony of his friend and biographer Michel Proulx, who confirmed that Ross At no time underwent just such a test.