ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Petru Iuga

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Name: Petru Iuga
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Macintosh Recital Hall
Presentation Title: From J.S.Bach to Folk music
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Recital
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Historic Performance Practice, Pedagogy, Orchestral Music, Other




The Romanian double bassist Petru Iuga is one of the most successful classical musicians of his generation. Petru has  won  numerous  prizes  at  renowned  double  bass  competitions,  including  first  prize  at  the 1999 International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen and in 2001 another first at the International Double Bass Festival in Capbreton (France).Since then, he has been pursuing a worldwide  concert  career  and  makes  guest  appearances  as  a  soloist  with  leading  European  orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra. Petru Iuga is professor for double bass at the Staatliche Musikhochschule und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim and also teaches part-time at the Haut Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Switzerland. In recent years alone he has given master classes a.o.  in  Russia,  Italy,  Portugal,  Israel,  Japan,  Uruguay,  China  and  Canada,  where  he  has  held  a  guest  professorship  at  the  renowned  Orford  Master  Classes  since  2017.  He  has  made  several  CDs  as  a  chamber  musician  and  he  regularly  gives  concerts  with  famous  fellow  musicians.  In  2009 he recorded a CD with the Carmina Quartet. His invention, ErgoBass, a knee support for double bassists that facilitates an ergonomic and healthier playing position, is used world wide by many musicians. 

Program (if available): Not Provided