French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman has enjoyed a diverse career performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, recording artist, commissioner of new music, educator and founder and artistic director of the Boston Bass Bash.
As a soloist, she has performed with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, the North Shore Philharmonic, Greensboro Festival Orchestra, Longy Chamber Orchestra and others. New Music Connoisseur described her playing from a recent concert as having “technical certainty and musical imagination” and by the Boston Phoenix as “ a gifted colorist ….who produced an entire range of orchestral effects”.
An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with violinists Midori, Joel Smirnoff, pianists Virginia Eskin, Victor Rosenbaum, Randall Hodgkinson, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, the Borromeo String Quartet, members of the Lark String Quartet, Fidelio and with soprano Dawn Upshaw. She was a prizewinner at the Prague International Chamber Music Competition and won first prize with honors for double bass performance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She has recorded chamber works with the Albany, Archetype, Arsis, AFKA and CRI labels.
As an orchestra player, Delache-Feldman has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Toulouse Capitole National Orchestra (France), and as principal bassist with Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, New England String Ensemble and BMOP, among others.
As co-founder of Cello e Basso (formerly the Axiom Duo) with cellist Emmanuel Feldman, she has concertized both in the US and in Europe at such distinguished venues as the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), NEC's Jordan Hall (Boston), Sanders Theater (Cambridge), Ferenc Liszt Academy (Budapest, Hungary), Altes Rathaus (Vienna, Austria), Radio France Paris and many others. Cello e Basso has been dedicated to new music having commissioned more than a dozen new works and has appeared on NPR's Artbeat, WGBH Boston, Vermont Public Radio, France Inter (Carrefour de L’Odéon), Radio France Toulouse, and local television stations. The duo has collaborated with Rebecca Rice Dance Group and has performed together on the Bank of America’s Marquee Celebrity Series. Their debut CD was released on Synergy Classics in January 2002.
Since 2001, Delache-Feldman has been the founder and artistic director of the Boston Bass Bash, an international festival dedicated to the double bass.
Delache-Feldman teaches double bass at the Longy School of Music, Tufts University, Brown University, Rivers School of Music and frequently is a guest for master classes. She has taught at the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Summit Music Festival and Wellesley Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center.
A second-generation bassist, she studied with her father Jean-Claude Delache at age 10 at the Toulouse Conservatory, later studying with Jacques Cazauran and Frédéric Stochl at the Paris Conservatory where she earned her Bachelor of Music. Delache-Feldman came to the US to study with Roger Scott at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she received her Artist Diploma. She was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow and participated in the Pablo Casals Festival (France) and Schlesswig Holstein Musik Festival (Germany).
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