ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Mark Morton

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Name: Mark Morton
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Ford Hall
Presentation Title: Five Original String Orchestrations of Solo Bass Works by Giovanni Bottesini
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical

Dr. Mark Morton is Associate Professor of Double Bass at Texas Tech
University. He was principal bass of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, in
which he was a member for 23 years. First-prize winner of the 1990 International
Society of Bassists Solo Competition, Morton has soloed
in Europe, South America, Canada, Taiwan, and the U.S.
Earning his
Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Juilliard School, Dr. Morton is
only the second bassist to earn the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in the
history of Juilliard. His critically acclaimed Thresholds
and Russian Rendezvous CDs, have become reference recordings of standard
double bass repertoire. He also shares a CD with bassist Gary Karr of double
bass music by Paul Ramsier. Classical CD Reviews proclaimed him as “a
most artistic representative of the new generation developed in the last half
century.” His Albany Records CD, Bottesini
Greatest Hits,
features Morton accompanying himself on piano, for which American Record Review says, “Mark
Morton is a fine player on both instruments, and the music is lovely…” The DrMarkMorton
YouTube Channel contains 91 videos of excerpts, etudes, solos, and Beatles
songs, and has garnered over 3000 subscribers and over a half-million views.

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