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Giuseppe Ettorre

Giuseppe Ettorre

Visiting International Chair in Double Bass

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

First double bass soloist at the Orchestra of La Scala Philharmonic, Giuseppe Ettorre is an active soloist and chamber musician.

He studied with professor Leonello Godoli and professor Franco Petracchi. Winner of the "Bottesini" competition in Parma in 1989 he was also winner of the ARD competition of Bavaria in 1991.

He recorded works of Bach, Rossini, Bottesini, Berio, Henze and Piazzolla on two solo albums for the label NBB Records.

He shows interest in modern musical forms from jazz to new age, working also with Bobby McFerrin and Stefano Bollani. The CD "Sextet" (Decam-Tdd/Edel)  contains sixteen of his own compositions for solo double bass, ranging from bass solo to an unusual formation of 3 double basses, harp, piano and percussion. In the educational field he is active giving master classes in Italy and abroad. Since Summer 2016 he teaches in the “Accademia Chigiana of Siena”

He plays an instrument made by Custode Marcucci (1890).