Milton Masciadri - Double Bass -
Milton Masciadri has taught master classes in celebrated institutions such as the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, the Paris Conservatory, the Guildhall School of Music in London, the Moscow Conservatory, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires National Conservatory, the Conservatory of Milan and many others. His activities as a soloist has taken him to famous concert halls, including New York's Lincoln Center, La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Castro Alves Opera House in Salvador (Bahia, Brazil) and the Municipal Theater of Sao Paulo.
During the summer months he teaches at numerous international festivals in the United States, South America and Europe. Masciadri has recorded for labels such as DMR, Sinfonica, ACA & Fondazione. His enthusiasm in expanding the repertoire for double bass has led him to publish "world premieres" of contemporary composers in the United States and South America, including works commissioned by institutions such as UNESCO and Funarte. Also significant is his work in countless transcriptions and arrangements. Some of his recent performances have included concerts in Italy, Spain, France, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, China, Denmark and the United States.
In 2009 Dr.Masciadri was awarded the title of "Distinguished University Professor of the University of Georgia," the first Fine Arts faculty member to be so honoured in 62 years. He also holds the title of "Academic" in the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for Academic Achievements for his service as a musician and teacher to the people of Brazil, and he is listed in the “International Who's Who in Music". In 1998 he was nominated “Artist for Peace” by UNESCO, and in 2011 he had the honour of being made a Knight in the Order of St. Mark in Venice.
Milton Masciadri plays a Tesstore double bass of the 1700s.