Adriano Aguiar - Double Bass

Adriano Aguiar Double BassA Double Bass player with a career centered on the orchestra, Adriano has been part of the Symphonic Orchestras of RDP/Porto (1978-1985), of São Carlos National Theater(1985-1992) and since 1996 is the Assistant Section Leader at the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra. He studied double bass with Augusto Fortuna, Alejandro Erlich Oliva and Yury Aksenov graduating in double bass at ESML and receiving a doctorate in Music and Musicology from Évora University.

Adriano has a particular interest in Chamber Music. In this context he has been a part of several ensembles (Oficina Musical, Quarteto de Contrabaixos de Lisboa, Contr’Orquestra), with the highlights being Duo Contracello (with cellist Miguel Rocha) and Avondano Ensemble. Appearances as a soloist include performances with D. Fernando II Orchestra and with the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra (Botteseini’s Passione Amorosa, with Pedro Wallenstein); with the Espinho Professional Music School Orchestra (Goleminov’s concert); with Quarteto Lopes-Graça (Portuguese repertoire from the XIX century); with the pianist João Paulo Santos presenting Hindemith’s Sonata as well as a recital at the CCB’s Dias da Música, in April 2013, entitled “Bottesini in Lisbon”.

Adriano Aguiar has taught a generation of students at Espinho Professional Music School and at the Orchestra National Superior Academy. Since 2012 he has been teaching double bass at the Applied Arts Superior School (ESART), having throughout his career also been in regular demand as a Master Class professor.