Florian Pertzborn

Partner Researcher
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Florian Pertzborn is Co Principal Double Bassist with the National Symphony Orchestra OSPCM at Casa da Musica, Professor of double bass and the Head of Strings at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts ESMAE/IPP in Porto, Portugal. German native, he graduated under Michinori Bunya at the University of Music in Würzburg, received his Post-graduation under Ichiro Noda from the Frankfurt Opera House, optained a Master Degree in Performance under Michael Wolf at the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Music from the Catholic University of Porto. He was appointed as the first double bass professor at Superior level in Portugal, co-organized the first national double bass convention, the first international double bass competition and founded the Portuguese Doublebass Association. Since then he conducts International Masterclasses in Porto which brought some of the most prominent double bass soloists to Portugal. As a professor he regulary designs interdisciplinary performance, editing and recording activities for his students. As a visiting professor and performer he appeared at the Universities of Music in Leipzig, Oslo, New Zealand, Pennstate University, Conservatoire National Superior de Paris, Universities of Berlin, Bloomington, Houston, Iowa, Indianapolis and Michigan. Students from his class have won several prizes (including firsts) at International Competitions in the USA, England, Germany and Portugal and have been successful in auditions for International Orchestras (OSPCM, REMIX, LSO, NDR) and teaching positions. His research on the History of the Doublebass in Portugal and Performance Science has been published with The Doublebassist London, the University of Sheffield, the Polytechnic Institute in Porto, the University of the Minas Gerais in Brazil, the International Society of Performance Science ISPS and CITAR – Journal Porto. Over the past decade he commissioned new solo works from the Portuguese composers Candido Lima and Fernando Lapa which he first performed and recorded with Numerica/Portugal and published with Orpheus London/England and Low-Note Music Aachen/Germany. Florian was the author of the project “The Hummel Bass Ensemble Project 2008-2011” which he initiated with his double bass class and now networks with some of the finest double bass performers worldwide. Together with the Hummel Foundation and Schott International he founded and directed the “ESMAE BASSE EM MASSE Doublebass Orchestra”, the “The Paris Bass 2008 Festival Ensemble” and the “ISB 2009 Pennstate Doublebass Ensemble” and the “The Berlin Bass 2010 Festival Ensemble.”

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Academic Title PhD
I2ADS ASSOCIATION Collaborative Researcher
INTERESTS Orchestra Performance and Studio Teaching
Development of Skill and Expertise in Double bass Learning and Performance
Cybernetic Structures in Practice , Performing and Teaching
Orchestra and Ensemble Performance Activities
Interdisciplinary Projects and Studies of Performance
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Main Activity Solist A Concerthouse Orchestra Orquestra Sinfonica Casa da Musica
Further Activities Professor of double bass at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts ESMAE/IPP.
Institucional Afiliation ESMAE/IPP
Main Activity Solist A Concerthouse Orchestra Orquestra Sinfonica Casa da Musica
Further Activities Professor of double bass at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts ESMAE/IPP.
Institucional Afiliation ESMAE/IPP