The San Francisco Winter Bass Bash is a one-day event bringing together bass ensembles from local middle and high schools, guest performances, a noontime recital from a guest artist, and afternoon masterclasses.
Featuring double bassist and soloist Szymon Marciniak
Szymon Marciniak’s desire is to share musical experiences with the audience at highest level through giving every piece of music an authenticity and freshness. Through his original approach to his instrument and lively interpretations of classical bass-repertoire as well as transcriptions, he constantly receives acclaim and enthusiastic reactions from listeners and critics alike. A winner of 1st prize at the Sperger International Bass-Competition in Germany (2004) and recently 2nd prize at 2nd International Bradetich Solo Bass Competition in Texas (2017) is recognized as one of leading young double-bass soloists.
Szymon’s concert activities took him all around Europe as well as Asia, Arabic Emirates, Canada and United States. He performs frequently as soloist with orchestras as well recitals with piano. In 2012 Szymon’s debut CD recording with Complete Sonatas and Miniatures of Adolf Mišek has been released and received critical acclaim including reviews at The Strad and Fanfare. (more)
- 10 am – bass ensembles from Bay Area schools
- 11:30 am – raffle with bass gear, strings, ticket, and more
- noon – recital with Szymon Marciniak and Evan Mitchell
- 2 pm – master class
Sponsored by Pirastro, SF Symphony, Eastman Strings, and the Northern California Chamber Music Academy