Praised by the New Music Connoisseur for her “technical certainty and musical imagination,” French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman has been described as “a gifted colorist who produced an entire range of orchestral effects” (Boston Phoenix).
In her recent appearance at the Kennedy Center, Ms. Delache-Feldman performed a new arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires which will be included in her soon to be released “Let’s Tango” album. Other recital credits include performances at Radio France; Franz Liszt Academy, Hungary; and Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian, Spain. As a soloist, she has performed in Massachusetts with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, the North Shore Philharmonic, and in Vermont with the Greensboro Festival Orchestra.
A prizewinner at the Prague International Chamber Music Competition, Ms. Delache-Feldman has collaborated with the St. Petersburg, Borromeo, and Lark String Quartets and recorded chamber works with violinists Midori and Joel Smirnoff, and soprano Dawn Upshaw. As a member of Duo Cello e Basso, Pascale has partnered with cellist Emmanuel Feldman to premier over 20 new works, performing across Europe in Austria, Germany and France, and through out the US. Pascale can be heard on the Albany, Archetype, and CRI labels and has been featured on Jason Heath’s podcast Contrabass Conversations.
A committed educator and arts entrepreneur, Ms. Delache-Feldman founded and directs the Family Chamber Music Fest — Online Edition as well as the Boston Bass Bash and the Virtual Double Bass Summer Intensive, both international festivals that have drawn guest faculty performers Edwin Barker, Peter Lloyd, Tim Cobb, John Clayton and Rufus Reid.
She’s on the faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Tufts University, and has presented master classes at Eastman, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory and the University of Texas. In the summer, she teaches at the Killington Music Festival and VCU Global Summer Institute of Music and has taught at the Yellow Barn and Summit Music Festivals.
As an orchestra player, Ms. Delache-Feldman has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Toulouse Capitole National Orchestra (France), and as principal bassist with Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, New England String Ensemble and BMOP, among others.
A second-generation bassist, Pascale studied with her father, Jean-Claude Delache at the Toulouse Conservatory, and went on to the Paris Conservatory with Jacques Cazauran and Frédéric Stochl to earn her first prize with honors. Ms. Delache-Feldman came to the US to study with Roger Scott at the Curtis Institute of Music where she received her Artist Diploma. Additionally she has also studied with Edwin Barker, Evgeny Kolosov, and violinist and renowned pedagogue Burton Kaplan.
Through her training with peak performance coach Dr. Don Greene, her Feldenkrais Method and Tai Chi studies, Pascale brings a wealth of perspective to her teaching and residency work, creating personalized workshops for musicians and broader audiences.