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Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris 1979

 

Portrait by Joan Falcon 1983

 

Quintet Arc et Senans: Daniel Zisman, Alain Planès, Hatto Beyerle, Cécilia Tsan, Marc Marder

with Jack Kulowitch at the Marlboro Festival, 1976

Double  Bass/Contrebasse
Musical studies  at the State University of New York College at Purchase (N.Y.) 1972-76. Double  bass  with Alvin Brehm. Theory with Robert Levin
Marlboro Chamber Music Festival (Vermont)  Director:  Rudolf  Serkin  1975-78  
Bass  soloist  of  the  Ensemble  Intercontemporain,  Paris  Director: Pierre  Boulez 1978-80
Bassist  and principal bass  of  the  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra,Lincoln Center, New York 1980, 1981 & 1986
Member  of  the  French  National  Orchestra (Orchestre National de France) conducted by  Leonard  Bernstein  and  Lorin  Maazel   1981-82  
Professor  of  double  bass/ Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon  (directeur: Gilbert Amy) 1984-1993
Professor of Chamber Music/Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris
    
     Invited to the music festivals:  Aspen (Colorado), Forest Hill (San Francisco);  Pablo  Casals (Mexico  City, Tokyo and Prades); La Rochelle, Arc et Senans, Les Arcs,  La Folle Journée de Nantes, Agora, Sceaux, Les Rencontres de Bel-Air, Haute Provence, Aix-en-Provence, La Roque d’Antheron (France);  Lockenhaus and  Saalfelden (Austria); Amfor (Turquie); Naantali and Kuhmo (Finland);  Montreux and Lausanne Académie (Switzerland);  Sintra, Madeira & Azores, (Portugal) . Chamber music tours of Russia,  Latvia  and  the  United  States  with  Gidon  Kremer  and  Music  from  Lockenhaus.
     Worked  under  the  direction of conductors:  Leonard  Bernstein, Lorin  Maazel,  Pierre Boulez, Georges  Prêtre, Zubin  Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Yehudi  Menuhin, Alexander Schneider, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sergiu  Commissiona, Hans Zender, Luciano  Berio, Daniel  Barenboim, James  Levine,  Marcel  Moyse, Edo de Waart, Kent Nagano, Eduardo  Mata.
     Chamber music with Rudolf Serkin, Peter Serkin, Felix Galimir, Sandor Vegh, Maurice Gendron, Paul Tortelier, YoYo Ma, Janos Starker, Gidon Kremer, Schlomo  Mintz,  Alain  Planès,  the  Hagen  Quartet, the  Arditti  Quartet, the Amadeus  Ensemble, Cécilia Tsan, Thomas Demenga, Hatto  Beyerle, Michèle ScharapanChristophe  Coin,  Michel  Portal, Arto  Noras, Yuri Egorov,  Pina  Carmirelli, Renaud Capucon, Jean-Louis Chautemps, Kim  Kashkashian, Robert Levin, Boris Berezovsky,  Radovan  Vlatkovic, Klaus Thunemann,  Maurice  Bourgue, Alexandre Tharaud and others.
       Premiers of solos for double bass by Franco Donatoni,  George Aperghis, Yoshihisa Taira,  Betty Olivero and Nguyen Thien Dao.                                                               Accompanied singers June Anderson and  Ingrid  Caven;  South American tangos in Paris and  NY;  Annie (1977), West  Side  Story (1980) and She Loves Me (1981) on Broadway;  member of baroque orchestras La Grande Ecurie et Chambre du Roy (J.C.  Malgoire) and Mosaics (C.  Coin);  principal bass of the Opera de Lyon (dir. K. Nagano); contemporary groups Musique Vivante, Itineraires and TM+ (Paris); The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (New York);  member of the European Soloists Chamber Ensemble;  performances with Jim Dine in New York, Chicago, Paris, Basel and Austin.

portrait by Carol Brower