Pasquale Massaro

Pasquale Massaro plays double bass and the historical bass instruments, using the various bow schools.

He has collaborated with many internationally renowned artists, such as Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Kazushi Ono, Alain Altinoglu, Speranza Scappucci, Stéphane Denève, Guy Braunstein, Nathalie Stutzmann, Philippe Jaroussky, Sonya Yoncheva, Julia Lezhneva, Sigiswald Kuijken, Guy Van Waas, Paul Dombrecht, Diego Fasolis, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Fabio Biondi, Riccardo Minasi and many others.

He is active in many European orchestras and chamber ensembles dedicated to early music, performance on period instruments and historically informed practice, such as Europa Galante (IT), I Barocchisti – RSI (CH), Orfeo55 (FR), La Petite Bande (BE), Il Pomo d’Oro orchestra (IT), Il Fondamento (BE), Millenium Orchestra (BE), Bach Academie Alden Biesen (BE), The New Baroque Times Orchestra (BE), Voces Suaves (CH), etc.

He studied at Conservatorio di Musica in Parma and Bologna (Italy), at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Belgium) and at the Hochschule für Musik in Nürnberg (Germany).

He is also dedicated to an exciting rediscovery of the historical Italian three-string bass, as well as to the study of the unpublished solo and chamber repertoire dedicated to this special instrument between the 18th and 19th centuries.