July 18, 2024
Guest Artist

Dr. George Amorim
George Amorim’s career is marked by versatility and creativity as a performer and educator with teaching and performance engagements that have taken him to Europe, Asia and across Central, South and North Americas. In addition to guest appearances with orchestras in the US and abroad, George currently serves as principal double bassist with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio.

An educator in demand, his articles on double bass pedagogy have been published by Bass World and Strings magazines and he has been a featured clinician, presenter and recitalist at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the Texas Double Bass Symposium, the International Society of Bassists Convention, the European Double Bass Congress, American String Teachers Association Convention and at the Chicago Bass Festival, and in many events abroad.
George is an Artist Faculty with the Classical Music Institute Ascend Summer Program, a music education initiative that aims to bring instrumental instruction and high-quality chamber music performances to underserved communities in the San Antonio area.
Dr. Amorim heads a thriving double bass studio at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which is comprised of some of the most gifted young bass players from Texas and a handful of equally talented international students. He founded and directs the ¡Viva el Bajo!, an organization that promotes the double bass in South Texas and helps inspire and guide young bassists in their musical endeavors through a pre-college academy, festivals and masterclasses.

George performs on an unlabeled mid-1700’s bass and a 1860 French bass and several modern and historical bows, including a modern German bow by Marco Pasquino, a baroque bow by Philip Smith and a couple of transitional bows made by Ed Shillitoe. 

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