Bruce Bransby, double bass
Bruce Bransby has been professor of bass at Indiana University since 1986. He has performed throughout the world as soloist and chamber player and has premiered a number of works for solo bass, including the American premier of the Frantisek Hertl Bass Concerto. Previously Mr. Bransby served as principal bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Kansas City Symphony. In Los Angeles he played in Philharmonic chamber groups and with their New Music Ensemble, worked frequently as principal bass in major motion picture studios, and performed and recorded as both jazz bassist and pianist. Mr. Bransby was recently a featured recitalist at the convention of the International Society of Bassists. Before his appointment to Indiana University, Mr. Bransby served on the faculties of California State University in Northridge, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, the California Music Center, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Bransby studied there with Nat Gangursky and Peter Mercurio. He spent several summers in Aspen as a student of Stuart Sankey and served as principal bass of the Aspen Chamber Symphony. In 1987 Mr. Bransby became an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School.