Indian-British double bassist Ketan Curtis won first prize in the inaugural Haslemere String competition at the age of 17. After winning this he went on to perform concertos with the Waverly Ensemble and the Winchester Camerata. During this time he was studying with Caroline Emery at the Yehudi Menuhin School where he had the opportunity to play in masterclasses with world renowned Bassists and classical musicians including Robert Levin and Paul Ellison. Throughout this time, he performed as an orchestral musician in many European concert halls such as the Berlin Konzerthaus. Ketan is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London for a Bachelor of Performance where he is a Victor Dahdaleh foundation scholar. Ketan has led both the RCM Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra double bass sections. This summer he was a quarter finalist in the Latin Orchestra of Europe Double Bass competition.

Programme:

Francois Rabbath (1931-): Le Cri de Venise

Frank Proto (1941-): Sonata No 3 (Adagio-poco rubato - Adagio - Freely-dreamy e Rubato) 

Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889): Fantasia Ceritto

Louis Andriessen (1939-2021): Elegy

Rabbath: Hunting Horn

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