240: Thierry Barbé on expressive music, German bow, and French basses Aug. 18, 2016

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Thierry Barbé is a man in constant motion. When he’s not performing as principal bass of the Paris National Opera or teaching at the Paris Conservatory, Thierry can be found in all corners of the globe, performing lesser-known gems from the bass repertoire and giving clinics along the way. He is a technical synthesizer, pulling from many different schools of playing, even incorporating German bow into his bag of techniques. Thierry is a pioneer in uniting the European double bass community. He organized the first European Bass Conference in 2008 and started the European Society of Bassists shortly after that. …



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