Described by NPR’s Ron Schachter as “a musical Lewis and Clark, opening up new musical territories, Duo Cello e Basso “unites passion with elegance” (Boston Globe). Cellist/composer Emmanuel Feldman and double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman partner to perform repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Rossini to Bartok, Feldman and Schnitke. With more than 20 commissions and premiers to their credit, the duo creates dynamic programming that surprises and energizes audiences.
The duo’s Boston Celebrity Series debut featured Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison’s “Deep Dances” written for the Duo and Rebecca Rice Dance. Other performance credits include the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection in DC, and abroad, at the Ferenc Liszt Academy, Budapest, Radio France, Paris and Altes Rathaus, Vienna.
As guest artists at the Pablo Casals, Yellow Barn and New Hampshire Music Festivals, the Duo has collaborated in performances of larger ensemble works from Beethoven to Shostakovich. Through themed concerts such as “French and American Connections” and “American Showcase,” their diverse programming combines contemporary and traditional works in inspiring collaborations with dancers, poets and descriptive narrative.
Recent projects have included their own arrangements of music of Piazzolla and Gardel for their upcoming CD “Let’s Tango!” with pianist Victor Cayres to be released fall 2020. They will also perform in Taiwan in 2021. Emmanuel Feldman is commissioned to write a Septet with the duo for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society’s 2021 season.
Together they have led master classes and residencies at schools and universities including the New York Summer Music Festival, Encore Coda and Tufts University.
Ms. Delache-Feldman is on the faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Mr. Feldman is on the faculty of New England Conservatory and both Duo members are faculty members at Tufts University.