Pasquale
Massaro

Nationality: Italy

Residence: Belgium

Main Style: Classic period instruments

Presenting: Recital

WORKING AREAS

Freelance Player

Employed Player

Freelance Educator

Employed Educator

Bass Com- poser/Arr.

70%

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15%

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15%

BASIC INFO

Current Orchestra/Band/Group

Freelance musician, modern-historical double bass and

G Violone, 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 strings:

The New Baroque Times ensemble;

Orfeo 55 chamber orchestra, live and studio recordings for Erato Warner Classics;

I Barocchisti (RSI), Orchestra Barocca della Radio Svizzera Italiana;

La Petite Bande chamber orchestra;

Il Fondamento chamber orchestra;

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra in Brussels;

Les Métamorphoses Chamber Orchestra.

Current Works

He is pursuing with great passion the rediscovery of the performance practice on historical three-strings double bass and its authentic Solo and Chamber Music repertoire on manuscripts and treaties, with gut strings and historical bows.
His research aims to a better understanding of the original sound of that time and his attention is focused, in particular, to the music composed by Bottesini and Dragonetti, two leading representatives of the Italian School between 18th and 19th centuries, who were themselves without any doubt the successors of a typical and even more ancient Italian tradition.

Self-Composed/Arr. Works for Double Bass

Modern transcriptions from historical manuscripts of original works for double bass.

MINI BIOGRAPHY

Pasquale Massaro

(1983, Grottaglie, IT),

in parallel to the traditional musical studies which he started 25 years ago, from the beginning he also committed to the in-depth study of Early music and therefore to the various historical performance practices.

The combination of  the historical knowledge with his musical experiences and personal ideas led him to naturally develop during the last five years an unprecedented research project focused on the original three-string double bass repertoire and the prestigious Italian double bass schools of the past.

WEBSITE

www.pasqualemassaro.com