Master of Music – Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Arts – Vassar College
Valborg Gross has been a violist in the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra since 1994, and played violin in the orchestra during its first two seasons. She is currently chair of the orchestra’s Concert Committee and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and formerly served as Treasurer and President of the organization.
In addition to her work with the LPO, Val has taught viola at Tulane University as an Adjunct Instructor since 1987. In June 2006 she was honored to perform in the World Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris, France.
Val received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Vassar College, followed by a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was a student of Lillian Fuchs. She is a member of the American Sinfonietta, and performed with this chamber orchestra on four European tours and at the Bellingham Festival of Music from 1993-2002.
Prior to moving to New Orleans, she was a member of the Florida Symphony, the Syracuse Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, and Principal Viola in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo in Venezuela. She was a faculty member and performer at the Eastern Music Festival from 1987-1996, and studied at the Aspen Music Festival and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.
She is married to Bob Gross, and they have two children, David and Elizabeth.