This week’s Contrabass Conversations episode features an interview with
double bassist Michael Hovnanian. Michael has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1989, and he serves as the president of Discordia Music (double bass music publisher). Michael also plays for the Gunnelpumpers, Chicago Bass Ensemble, Music of the Baroque, and the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra. He authors the popular CSO Bass Blog,
and he has served on the faculty for Northwestern University and the
Chicago College of Performing Arts. Michael was also my bass teacher
for my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Northwestern, and it was
really great to get a chance to do this interview.
You will also get a chance to hear Michael play the Discordia Music
edition of the Brahms Sonata in E minor on this episode. It is a great
edition of a great piece, and Michael plays it beautifully. Enjoy!