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Paul Sharpe

Écrit par Thierry Barbé. Posted in Classique

Paul Sharpe maintains an international profile and career in a variety of roles as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral double bassist.  He studied with Jeff Bradetich (Northwestern University) and Diana Gannett (the University of Iowa).

Engagements have included recitals and masterclasses at the University of Iowa, Cleveland Institute of Music, World Bass Convention (Wroclaw, Poland), University of North Texas, University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy,  Brazil’s Sixth International Double Bass Encounter in Pirenopolis, Brazil,  Paul Ramsier’s Divertimento Concertante for Solo Double Bass and Orchestra with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the premiere of Stuart Hinds’ Concertino for Double Bass and Orchestra with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and a performance with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra (where he is a regular guest artist) of Bottesini’s Grand Duo Concertante with Peter Marsh (USC). He has been a prizewinner at several solo competitions, including the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition in 1997, and winner of the Aspen Music Festival's Double Bass Concerto Competition in 1996.  For many years Paul was professor of Bass at Texas Tech University, and now holds that same position at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

He is a member of the Bad Boys of Bass (Bass Quartet) which released a CD in the summer of 2007.


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