The centerpiece of this recital was Frank Proto‘s compelling new Sonata No. 3.
Frank wrote this piece expressly for Szymon, and it is–to say the least–epic in scope.
Here’s a great photo from that standing-room-only event. Isn’t that a cool pose? We talk about that in the interview!
Along with pianist Evan Mitchell, Szymon recorded a CD and DVD called New Music for Double Bass for Liben Music.
This new release includes Proto’s Sonata No. 3 along with the 2009 Sonata by Richard Dubugnon, Lu Shang’s Fantasy Higgs Boson, and Chiel Meijering’s The Ultimate Workout (Part 1).
We talk about:
- this feature-packed new release (check it out!)
- Szymon’s decision to leave his principal bass position with The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra and embark on a freelance career
- strings, endpins, balance, sound, and much more!
Check out this YouTube video with the complete first movement of the Proto Sonata No. 3. This will give you a feel for the incredibly musicianship and high production quality on this CD/DVD release:
Links to Check Out:
- Szymon’s YouTube channel
- Szymon plays Proto Sonata No. 3 mvt 1 (complete movement from DVD)
- Omega – Hungarian rock band we talk about
- New Music for Double Bass (CD/DVD)
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