We are pleased to provide you with an overview about the special online activities of our PIRASTRO artists. You can also follow our PIRASTRO artists on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube to learn more about their online activities and show them your appreciation for their outstanding work during this difficult time.
Jeffrey Beecher principal bass at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) launched several virtual projects together with his colleagues on the TSO facebook page @torontosymphonyorchestra. Have a look to the virtual performance of Sergei Prokofiev's beloved symphonic fairy tale “Penelope and the Wolf” with Jeffrey Beecher as the wolf. Or watch the TSO how social distancing but still playing together works when they recorded the calming melody of the excerpt of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring to life inspired by the traditional Shaker song, Simple Gifts.
Leon Bosch presented his new CD “Bass-ically Brilliant”, seven duos for cello and double bass performed by Leon Bosch and cellist Peter Martens. His commitment to educating the next generation continues unabated, albeit online for now. For more info visit this website.
Uxia Martinez Botana is presenting some former performances on her Youtube channel. By visiting her facebook or Instagram fanpages you may discover some outtakes from her quarantine home practicing.
Lorraine Campet is bringing the joy of music to the world with some “Live from Home” concerts on her Youtube channel.
Dan "Chimy" Chmielinski is doing some quarantine editions with singer Martina DaSilva. Check out #chimytina on facebook, Instagram or Youtube.
Gjorgji Cincievski presents a world premiere recording for double bass and organ, with Pirastro strings in dAEB tuning on his double bass, transcribed from J.S.Bach's masterful work "Adagio" from his Toccata and Fugue in C Major BWV 564. The video named “PRAYER” is dedicated to all the people affected by this virus COVID-19. On July 3rd he will be part of the “Chamber Fridays Concert Series” at Malta Philharmonic Orchestra to be watched on their Youtube channel.
John Clayton has some bass tips available for you on his Youtube channel. As well you may ask John anything about bass playing, composing/arranging, producing & band leading by visiting his online masterclass on July 5th 2020 (entry only by subscription for membership or individual lesson possible). For more info visit the Jazz Heaven website.
Jeff Denson, our new Perpetual double bass artist, is having fun with some quarantine improv videos. Check it out by visiting him on Instagram.
Giuseppe Ettore (Pino) striked the first accord on social distancing with his colleagues from La Scala Milano. Follow #WeAreLaScala or visit his Youtube channel and discover more.
Slawomir Grenda has recorded some corona-music. You can join him on his Youtube channel.
Robert Kassinger is offering online double bass lessons to anyone interested. He can operate as a double bass instructor in classical music and jazz and many other creative music genres. To receive more info send him a personal message using @robbythek on Instagram.
Phil Palombi has started a series of containment concerts with singer @katgangjazz. To check it out visit his Instagram profile @philpalombi.
John Patitucci has recently started his Youtube channel. As well he is offering online bass lessons. For more info visit his website.
Daniele Roccato will present several new videos from his archive, included, for a limited period of time, some full concerts on his Youtube channel.
Nicholas Schwartz invites you to partake in a virtual bass lesson with him. As well he is doing a lot around quarantine live concerts to follow up on his facebook or Instagram profile @nickysantangeloschwartz