Following Christopher Gross’ performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s Time and Motion Study II at the Lincoln Center Festival, the New York Times wrote: “…for 20 minutes this skinny young cellist with a punkish hair cut seemed like a musical master of the universe…” Gross has performed numerous solo and chamber performances of contemporary music throughout the United States and in Europe. As a soloist, Gross premiered Milton Babbitt’s piece More Melismata for solo cello on the 2006 Focus! Festival and appeared as soloist in Arvo Pärt’s Pro et Contra on the 2005 Focus! Festival. Also highly in demand for mixed ensembles, he is a member of the Talea Ensemble and has played with various new music groups, including the Flux Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Continuum, and at venues including Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Disney Hall, Merkin Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Barge Music, and MoMA.