balanced playing, beautiful tone and intonation, Delache-Feldman's ability to let the bass melodies sing and her supple accompanimental lines are complimented by Feldman's own beautiful tone and phrasing."
Duo Cello e Basso’s repertoire champions music of our time and enjoys collaborating with dynamic artists from many genres. To this aim, the duo has arranged more challenging and diverse music for this combination from Bach to Bartók. The duo has premiered numerous commissioned pieces to date including composers John Harbison, Daniel Pinkham, Andrew List, Mark DeVoto, Alexander Blechinger, Elena Ruehr, Pamela Marshall, Hayg Boyadjian, Jeremy Van Buskirk, Jakov Jakoulov, Roger Lersy and Mr. Feldman himself.
Both duo members are graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music and studied at the Paris Conservatory Superior where Ms. Delache-Feldman received 1st prize for double bass performance. They both are faculty members at the New England Conservatory and Tufts University and Ms. Delache-Feldman teaches at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Two outstanding virtuoso artists have joined forces to form an exciting and eclectic chamber music ensemble, Duo Cello e Basso. Founded in 1993 originally as the Axiom Duo, cellist Emmanuel Feldman and double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman have performed internationally and have been called by NPR's Ron Schachter "a musical Lewis and Clark, opening up new musical territories" pioneering a new and unexpected chamber music experience.
They have performed throughout the United States including their Washington, DC debut at the Phillips Collection, concerts at the International Society of Bassists, and abroad where they have toured France, Germany, Austria and Hungary. They have performed as soloists with the Greensboro Festival Orchestra, North Shore Philharmonic, GBYSO Orchestra and concertized at the Hartwick Music Festival, Summit Music Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival, and the Pablo Casals Festival at Prades.
They gave their Bank of America Marquee Celebrity Series debut featuring a new commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison in which the Boston Globe wrote “both Feldmans unite passion with elegance” (Richard Dyer). Duo Cello e Basso has collaborated with the award winning Borromeo String Quartet, Richard Stoltzman and Rebecca Rice Dance. Other concerts include appearances at Jordan Hall, the St. Botolph Club in Boston, in New York at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Eastport Arts Festival, Tufts University Chamber Music Institute in Talloires- France, and the premiere of Andrew List “Love Dances” at New England Conservatory and Berklee School of Music.
Frequent radio and television appearances have included broadcasts on NPR's Artbeat, WGBH Boston, Vermont Public Radio, France Inter (Carrefour de L’Odéon), Radio France Toulouse, and local television stations. The duo also gives master classes and demonstrations in schools and universities in addition to their performing activities. Their first CD on the Synergy Classics label was hailed by the International Society of Bassists Magazine as “ well-