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Bert Witzel is the principal bass player of the Louisville Orchestra, a position he has held since 2004.
Bert began playing the double bass when he attended the Baltimore School for the Arts (high school), studying with Rick Barber, assistant principal bass of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Lauri Bennett, Peabody Conservatory Graduate and free-lance bassist. Upon graduating he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Hal Robinson, principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Edgar Meyer, renowned double bass soloist.
In addition to his job with the Louisville Orchestra, Bert also performs on occasion as a substitute with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Bert also is assistant principal bass of the Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green. In the summer he performs at the Peter Britt Music Festival in Oregon, the Artosphere Festival in Arkansas, and teaches at the Masterworks Festival in Indiana. In Louisville Bert maintains a private teaching studio and teaches at Bellarmine University.
“I am glad to teach anyone that wants to learn the double bass! I am passionate about teaching and I have years of experience teaching double bass to students of all ages: from beginner to high school student to college student to retirees.
Each student has a unique personality and set of skills, and I try my best to work with them to get the best results. Bass lessons with me are fun, easy-going, encouraging, and productive.”
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