Ross Ariffin

Ross Ariffin is an International Multi Award Winning Pianist, Music Producer & Composer. He was born in Malaysia in 1962 and began his piano classical studies at the tender age of eight. He won a scholarship to London, United Kingdom to study both the piano and the violin. Ross Ariffin travelled the United Kingdom and Europe performing with the British Youth Orchestra as a violinist as well as a solo concert pianist.

Upon his return to Malaysia in 1982, Ross joined the think ranks of the local music industry winning his first of four music awards at the Asian Broadcasting Union Golden Kite World Song Festival with his song Semalam Ku Tolak Ke Tepi and went to represent his country at the world level competition held in Kuala Lumpur. He has also won three other coveted Malaysian music awards for Best Movie Soundtrack, Best Pop Rock Song and Best Producer for local Malaysian artist Aishah in 1996 at Anugerah Industri Muzik or A.I.M. Malaysia. Ross Ariffin has performed with Holland America Line since late 2008.

Ross Ariffin is now regarded as a well known Malaysian veteran composer/music producer and has performed around the region as a professional classical pianist as well as all -rounded pianist covering all genres of music. He also sings. Ross has travelled the world performing from Alaska to the Panama Canal, from the Netherlands to New York City and from Russia to Australia and Hawaii.

Awards Include

  • A.I.M, Juara Lagu, Pesta Filem, ABU Golden Kite World Song Fest Winner and Represented Malaysia in the International Finals in KL in 1991.
  • Finalist USA SongWriting Competition 2004 (the first & only Malaysians to reach as a finalist ever in this worldwide competition ) – Song: A Kiss Goodnight – Ross Ariffin/Helena Hon

Recent Gigs

  • Performed for ten months in Changsha, Sheraton Hotel Changsha, Hunan, China in 2007 to 2008
  • Performed around the world with Holland America Line, Seattle, USA since 2009
  • Performing in Con Dao, Vietnam Dec 18th 2010 – Jan 15th 2011
  • Performing around the world with Holland America Line, Seattle, USA in 2011 and 2012
  • Latest Team-up, with his daughter Melissa-Jane as an accoustic lounge duo specialising in vocal Harmony

Duet Repertoire
A Whole New World
Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (duet)
Endless Love
Fields of Gold (duet)
Home (duet)
How Deep Is Your Love (duet)
Islands in the Stream
Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong
Lucky (duet)
My Favourite Things, Edelweiss, Something Good (The Sound of Music)
Quando, Quando
Reflections (duet)
Saving All My Love For You (GLEE version as duet)
Somewhere Out There
Suddenly (from Xanadu)
The Greatest Love of All (duet)
Tonight, I Celebrate My Love
Unforgettable (duet)
When You Wish Upon A Star (duet)
You’ll Be In My Heart (duet)
You’re the One that I want (Grease)
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (duet)

Solo Repertoire on piano
All the Way
Autumn Leaves
Be My Guest
Begin The Beguine
Besame Mucho
Beyond the Sea
Blue Moon
Blue Tango
Cant Smile Without You
Cheek to Cheek
Cherry Pink Blossom ( Cha Cha)
Compadre Pedro Juan ( Merengue )
Could I Have This Dance For The Rest Of My Life
Dancing Queen ( Shuffle )
Fly Me To The Moon
Get Out Of Town ( Cole Porter )
Girl From Ipanema
Godfather Waltz
Hakuna Matada
Harbor Lights
Hit The Road Jack
How High The Noon
I Write the Songs
It Had To Be You
Just In Time
Just the Way You Are
La Cumparsita
Lady Is A Tramp
Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
Mambo No 5
Mambo No 6
Me and Mrs Jones
My Cherie Amour
My Way
New York New York
One Note Samba
Rainbow Connection
Satin Doll
Save The Last Dance For Me
South Of The Border
Spanish Eyes
Tea For Two
Tennesee Waltz
The Shadow of Your Smile
The Street Where You Live
Tuxedo Junction
Under The Broadwalk
Youll Never Find Another Love
Youre The Sunshine Of Me Life
Zorba The Greek


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