ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Michael Cameron

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Name: Michael Cameron
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Auer Hall
Presentation Title: A Hoosier Celebration
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical



 "Michael Cameron has a reputation as one of the finest of the world's bassists in both traditional and contemporary repertoire..."wrote the Strad (London). He has premiered dozens of works for bass, including pieces by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Ben Johnston, Herbert Brun, and many others.  He has also performed a number of American premiers, among them works by Sofia Gubaidulina and Luciano Berio. 

Cameron has appeared in over 20 recordings, including his debut on Gasparo with Claude Baker's "Hommage e Fantasie" ("...this one's a beauty..." Fanfare). He has also recorded three discs for the Hat Art label (4 stars, Downbeat).  

Cameron has performed with Ensemble Modern, Albany Symphony, and Pacifica Quartet, all Grammy-winning ensembles, and has served as principal bassist of the Sinfonia da Camera. He has given dozens of master classes at major music schools (Cleveland Institute, Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and the Royal Conservatory of Music). More than fifty of his arrangements and editions are published by BassScores Editions. 

He is an active free-lance writer, with over 400 articles published in the Chicago Tribune, Musical America, Fanfare, American String Teachers, Chicago Classical Review, and Bass World. He is Professor of Double Bass at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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