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Catherine Deskur

Catherine Deskur | USA | *2002
DAVOS FESTIVAL Camerata | Kontrabass

Catherine Deskur is an American bassist based in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in a music-filled home in Upstate New York, started playing bass at age nine and has pursued it with passion since, becoming principal bassist in the local youth symphony at age 12 and winning their concerto competition at age 15.

By age 16, she was playing with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and in her final year of high school earned a section position, which she still holds today.

In 2019, Catherine Deskur was a semi-finalist in the International Society of Bassists High School Solo Competition. That summer, she also had the honour of touring northern Europe with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, earning one of the principal seats. She was selected for NYO-USA again in 2020 and participated in the online programme that replaced their scheduled North American tour. In 2021, she played in the prestigious Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, sitting principal for their performance of La Bohème.

Catherine Deskur has played bass in numerous orchestras, small ensembles, and chamber groups. In addition to her regular work with the Binghamton Philharmonic (conducted by Daniel Hege), Catherine is a substitute bassist for Symphoria Orchestra of Central NY and Longwood Symphony in Boston. Highlights include playing under the direction of Sir Antonio Pappano, James Gaffigan, Joseph Young, and Giancarlo Guerrero and working alongside soloists Joshua Bell, Joyce DiDonato, Isabel Leonard, and Esperanza Spalding.

She studies with Don Palma at the New England Conservatory.

 

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