Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway

Henry Peyrebrune

Lecturer, Double Bass

B.M., New England Conservatory

Henry Peyrebrune was invited to join The Cleveland Orchestra in 1997. From 1994-1997, he was principal bass of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, one of Canada's pre-eminent orchestras. Prior to his orchestral positions, he was an active free-lance musician in the Boston area where he performed a wide variety of contemporary and historical solo, orchestral and chamber music on modern and period instruments with such groups as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, ALEA III and D.C. Hall's New Concert and Quadrille Band. He is also former principal bass of the Portland Symphony, with which he appeared as a soloist, and a former member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Since moving to Cleveland, he has appeared as soloist and recorded with Apollo's Fire in Cleveland and at the Library of Congress, and has performed in recital in the Cleveland and Washington, D.C. areas.

Appointed to the Baldwin Wallace faculty in 1997, he is a former faculty member of the Longy School of Music and the University of Southern Maine. He has also taught at the George Vance Summer Bass Workshop.

His principal teacher was Edwin Barker, principal bass of the Boston Symphony. He has also studied with Henry Portnoi, David Cobb and Allan Dennis.


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