Pascale Delache-Feldman, double bass
Described by the Boston Phoenix as “ a gifted colorist ….who produced an entire range of orchestral effects”, French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman has also been praised for her “technical certainty and musical imagination” (New Music Connoisseur).
As a soloist, she has performed with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, the North Shore Philharmonic and Greensboro Festival Orchestra. Her performance credits include venues such as the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, and Radio France and she’s been featured on Jason Heath’s podcast Contrabass Conversations.
Ms. Delache-Feldman was a prizewinner at the Prague International Chamber Music Competition and has collaborated with violinists Midori, Joel Smirnoff, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and the St. Petersburg, Borromeo, Lark String Quartets. She can be heard on Albany, Archetype and CRI labels.
Ms. Delache-Feldman has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Toulouse Capitole National Orchestra (France), and as principal bassist with Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra. She has played with distinguished conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle.
Ms. Delache-Feldman founded and directs the Boston Bass Bash, an international festival dedicated to the double bass that has drawn guest faculty performers Edwin Barker, Tim Cobb, Rufus Reid and Michael Moore.
Ms. Delache-Feldman teaches double bass at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Tufts University, and has presented master classes at Eastman, University of Taipei, New England Conservatory and the University of Texas. She has taught at the Yellow Barn and Summit Music Festivals, and is on the faculty of the Killington Music Festival and VCU Global Summer Institute of Music.
A second-generation bassist, she studied with her father Jean-Claude Delache from age 10 at the Toulouse Conservatory, later studying with Jacques Cazauran and Frédéric Stochl at the Paris Conservatory where she earned her Bachelor of Music. Ms. Delache-Feldman came to the US to study with Roger Scott at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she received her Artist Diploma. She has also trained with peak performance coach Don Greene and studied the Feldenkrais Method and Tai Chi.