Masterclass Contrabajo - Marcos Machado
El sábado 29 de septiembre, el contrabajista Marcos Machado ofrecerá una masterclass en la sede del Centro Superior KATARINA GURSKA
- 29 de septiembre de 2018
- Precio alumnos activos: 60€/hora
- Oyentes: 20€
Marcos Machado enjoys a lively international career as a concert artist, teacher, and chamber musician. Professor of double bass at The University of Southern Mississippi, USA since 2005. He is also the director of the Southern Miss Bass Symposium. In South Brazil, he is the founder and pedagogic director of the Pampa International Music Festival (FIMP Bagé), now in its ninth edition.
A native of Brazil, Dr. Machado maintains an active performing and teaching schedule, touring the USA, Europe, and South America. Machado was the first South American to have earned both the “Teaching” and “Performance” diplomas from the L’Institut International de Contrebasse de Paris where he has studied with renowned double bassist François Rabbath. Marcos started double bass studies with Uruguayan professor Milton Romay Masciadri (1931-2009), former principal bass of the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra. He later moved to the USA and studied at the University of Georgia with Dr. Milton Walter Masciadri. Marcos holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied with Professor Michael Cameron.
Along with the Austin-based Conspirare Ensemble, Marcos has toured and recorded the CD Threshold of Night. This recording has received two Grammy® nominations. Marcos also participated in the live recording of a PBS Special “A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert.” Released as both a CD and DVD, “A Company of Voices” was nominated for the Grammy® Best Classical Crossover Album in 2009.
Machado’s versatility on the double bass and captivating stage presence has inspired many composers to write works for the double bass dedicated to him. Recently, he gave the world premiere performance of Arthur Barbosa’s Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra which was written for Machado, the world premiere of Frank Proto’s Partita for Solo Double Bass at the International Society of Bassists Convention in San Francisco, CA, and the South American premieres of Frank Proto’s Concertos: A Carmen Fantasy and Nine Variants on Paganini for double bass and orchestra. In 2017, for the second time, Machado was a guest soloist with the University of New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, where he performed the U.S. premiere (university orchestra performance) of “Wolf Totem” by Tan Dun. In January 2018, Machado performed the South American premiere of this work.
During a sabbatical semester, Machado accepted an invitation to serve as artist-in-residence at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru while writing his book “Tao of Bass.” Machado also worked on a solo CD, “Metamorfora,” which was recorded by the recording label “Blue Griffin” and released in April 2015. “…the left-hand technique is incredibly fluid, with precise, faultless articulation… Machado’s performance is a revelation… this is a clear, satisfying and immensely rewarding recording.” (The Strad) Marcos Machado performs on a David Tecchler double bass, c. 1700 and uses a Boris Fritsch bow.