Through a tuba group on facebook, I recently be-friended Panagiotis Kamvisidis (Hi!). He’s principal tuba with the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra in Greece (only just established in 1996?!?). He sent me this video today of his group ‘Too Bass’ performing a Romanian dance by Ionel Dumitru –
Now there’s some great tuba ensemble playing, not to mention solo work! Clear, nimble, articulate and … mesmerizing. That melody is going to be in my head ALL DAY LONG!
But seriously, like any aspiring and growing musician, I’ve got role models I want to sound like. I’m going to keep Panagiotis’ sound in mind when I’m practicing and performing!