Elsen Price and Emma Sullivan

This night features 2 Double Bass soloists in one of Melbourne's finest music venues, Elsen Price (Syd) and Emma Sullivan (Melbourne Chamber Orchestra)

‘Elsen’s playing here is stylish, suave and seductive as lyrical lines twist and turn throughout, unfolding with striking urgency’ – Cutcommon Magazine

‘Elsen Price is an incredibly inspiring musician who seems to have no limits to his abilities’ – Jazz and Beyond

‘able to generate fizzing energy from the strings of his double bass, whether playing pizzicato or arco. This is energy that rushes from the speakers and instantly draws you into his musical narratives’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Elsen Price is an Australian Double Bassist/ Composer who specializes both as a soloist and as a collaborator in world music and new music. Price has released a new solo album 'Descent of the Free' on ABC Jazz/ Universal, a forward thinking concept album demonstrating the new world of double bass, an instrument often found in background of music, but here used to create new unique sounds and act as a fully capable tool for composition and performance.

From humble beginnings, Price started playing the bass as a self taught 8 year old in the community orchestra in Tamworth, NSW. then later winning his first professional audition at 18, gaining a scholarship to study at Sydney Conservatorium at 20, then debuting as a composer/performer at leading festivals in Australia and Overseas after graduating. Performance highlights include performing alongside Josh Groban, Mike Patton, Lee Ranaldo, Sharam Nazeri, Alireza Ghourbani and Adnan Karim. As a soloist, he has featured in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and throughout Australia. Price has also composed for award winning Australian Film 'Dead Sunrise' and has had solo works for double bass published on Recital Music UK.

Emma has performed in orchestras in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States of America. Particularly notable experiences have included touring Europe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2014, playing at the 2008 Olympic Arts Festival with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Beijing, China, and touring the east coast of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra's regional touring subsidiary, ACO2. Emma has had the privilege of studying with Michael Morgan at the Queensland Conservatorium, Jeff Bradetich at University of North Texas and Steve Reeves at Australian National Academy of Music. During her studies, Emma received a number of awards, including Griffith University and Queensland Conservatorium medals, first prize in the University of North Texas Concerto Competition and joint first prize in the Australian National Academy of Music Concerto Competition. In 2012, Emma was awarded the Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to undertake a two-month period of intensive study and mentoring under renowned French double bass performer and pedagogue Thierry Barbé in Paris.

Emma is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, where she enjoys being principal double bass of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, playing regularly with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and sharing her love of the double bass with her students. She also enjoys writing about music and is a contributor to online music magazine, Cut Common. Emma recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts through the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Her doctoral project, Collaborative Contrabass, was focused on researching, performing and promoting chamber music for the double bass.

Doors Open 17 May 2019 6:00 pm
Music Starts 17 May 2019 6:30 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 17 May 2019 8:30 pm
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Brunswick , Vic 3056 Australia
The Jazzlab

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
General Admission $25.00
Concession $15.00
Unsold tickets available at the door

Location Map

Contact Info

27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9080 4398


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