ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — George Amorim

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Name: George Amorim
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Lecture 2
Presentation Title: BACH to BASSics – a quest to the unknown!
Type of Presentation: Lecture/Performance
Musical Style: Classical

George Amorim is Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and director of the annual ¡Viva el Bajo!South Texas Double Bass Festival.

Dr. Amorim’s career is marked by versatility and creativity as a performer and educator with teaching and performance engagements that have taken him to Europe and across Central, South and North Americas. 

In addition to guest appearances with orchestras in the US and abroad, George currently serves as principal double bassist with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and most recently he was chosen to travel to Yerevan, capital of Armenia representing the USA in the 24/04 World Orchestra for a concert in remembrance of the 100thYear of the Armenian Genocide.

Dr. Amorim founded and directs the UTRGV Double Bass Quartet, ensemble which since its formation, has performed in venues in Texas and New Mexico and also appeared in Prague, Czech Republic, at the 5th European Double Bass Congress and at the most recent ISB Convention in Ithaca, NY receiving enthusiastic reviews.

Dr. Amorim heads a thriving double bass studio at UTRGV, comprised of some of the most gifted young bass players from the RGV and a handful of equally talented international students. 

Program (if available): Not Provided