Milton Masciadri

Dr Milton Masciadri, UNESCO Artist for Peace

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay he began his studies with his father. By the age 17, he was already Co-principal Bassist with the Porto Alegre Symphony in Brazil. At the age of 19, he was already on the faculty at the Federal University ( Brazil ). He completed his Masters and Doctorate Degrees with work under Gary Karr, Julius Levine and Lawrence Wolfe.

As a frequent recitalist and soloist with major symphony orchestras, Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America . During the summers he teaches at several international music festivals and double bass conventions in the United States, South America and Europe. He has performed chamber music and in duo with such artists as George Bolet, Robert Mc Duffie, Aldo Parisot, Sidney Harth, Gary Karr, Francesco Petracchi, and appears in collaborations around the world with United Nations musical ambassadors. Masciadri's enthusiasm for enlarging the repertoire of the double bass has led him to publish and premiere works of many contemporary American and South American composers including works commissioned for him by institutions like UNESCO and Funarte and others as well as making contributions of his own with numerous transcriptions and arrangements.

As well as maintaining an active schedule of concerts and master classes, Milton Masciadri is currently on the faculty of the University of Georgia , and is an "Academico" of the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna - Italy, oldest music school in Europe . Masciadri has presented master classes in Musical institutions such as Juilliard School , Manhattan School of Music, Paris Conservatory, Guilhald School of Music in London, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo Conservatory, Buenos Aires National Conservatory, Milan Conservatory among others. Some of 2006 Masciadri's solo performances included renowned theaters such Municipal Theater of Sao Paulo, Castro Alves Opera House in Salvador Bahia and New York Lincoln Center “La Fenice” Opera House in Venice, Teatro Colon. Other performances in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Austria, Italy, Germany, Romania, Greece, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Korea, Japan, France and Argentina.

Masciadri has served as a judge in several International competitions in Europe, USA and South America. Milton Masciadri performs on a 300 year old Testore double bass; appears in the International Who's Who in Music and solo recordings on DMR, ACA & Fondazione labels. He holds the Medal of Honor for Academic Achievements and services to the people of Brazil awarded by the Federal System of Universities in Brazil.

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