Ross Winters was Professor of Recorder at the Royal College of Music and then Head of Recorder at Birmingham Conservatoire. He taught all age groups and abilities throughout his career. As a performer, he gave hundreds of recitals ranging from school halls to The Queen Elizabeth Hall and including many South Bank and Wigmore Hall recitals, recordings for BBC Radio 3 and two CDs of English 20th century recorder music. His repertoire encompassed Renaissance to contemporary styles. He taught on all the National Youth Summer courses from its inception in 2002 until 2011 conducting its advanced group, Blockwork. Since leaving Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012 he developed his teaching at Ashford School and became an examiner for Trinity College. When he moved to Kent, his local activities included directing Folkestone Baroque Choir, Folkestone Adult Recorder Group and performing with his instrumental group, Folkestone Baroque. He was a Musical Advisor to the Society of Recorder Players. Ross became a Trustee of NYRO and was one of its great supporters. His death in February 2021 was a cause of great sadness to all who knew him.