ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Shanti Nachtergaele

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Name: Shanti Nachtergaele
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Moore/Music 2044
Presentation Title: The Early History of the Double Bassist
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Historic Performance Practice, Other

Based in Montreal, Shanti Nachtergaele specializes in historically informed performances of music from the 16th through 19th centuries, playing double bass and violone. She is a member of Rosa Barocca (Calgary) and has performed with ensembles including Montreal's Arion Orchestre Baroque and Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), American Bach Soloists (San Francisco), and Accordes! (Oxford), as well as teaching at the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina (Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil) and Bass Coalition Summer Workshop (Winchester, VA). She studied with Donovan Stokes, Maggie Urquhart, and Rob Nairn, and holds degrees from Shenandoah Conservatory, the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, and The Pennsylvania State University. Shanti is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology at McGill University. Her research focuses on the history of the double bass and its techniques and performance practices, and has earned her a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and the 2021 International Society of Bassists Special Recognition Award for Scholarship. She has published articles in Early Music and The Online Journal of Bass Research and contributed a chapter on Domenico Dragonetti's arrangement strategies to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Arrangement Studies.

Program (if available): Not Provided