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Alexander Burggasser
Wenzel Fuchs
Peter Josheff
Mari Kodama
Momo Kodama
Vincent Lucas
Jens Peter Maintz
Marc Marder
Frances Lee McCain
Dr. Christian Meyer
Kevin Neuhoff
Hartmut Rohde
Kurt Rohde
Martin Zalodek

Marc Marder
Double Bass

Marc Marder, student of composer and bassist Alvin Brehm, began performing at the Marlboro Festival (Vermont) in 1975, notably with Paul Tortelier and Sandor Vegh. He also participated as the youngest member of the Casals Festival Orchestra in Mexico City in 1976.

In 1978 he was appointed contrabass soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris) and performed for two years under the direction of Pierre Boulez, with participation in the La Rochelle and Donaueschingen festivals and at the Proms Concerts in London. On returning to New York he played principal bass with the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. On return to Europe he became a member of the Orchestre Nationale de France, at that time led by Leonard Bernstein and Lorin Maazel. After a rather brief stay he decided to devote his time to freelancing, thus enabling himself to vary his activities and repertoire.

Marc Marder has given world premieres of solo works by Donatoni, Aperghis, Taira, Olivero, Dao; played West Side Story on Broadway and Argentine tangos in Paris and New York; jazz at the Montreux and Saalfelden festivals; played in the baroque orchestras “La Grande Écurie et Chambre du Roy” with Jean-Claude Malgoire and the Mosaics Ensemble with Christophe Coin; taught double bass at the French National Superior Conservatory in Lyon from 1984 to 1993 and chamber music at the Paris Conservatory; accompanied singers June Anderson and Ingrid Caven; played chamber music with Rudolf Serkin, Peter Serkin, Felix Galimir, Sandor Vegh, YoYo Ma, Janos Starker, Gidon Kremer, Shlomo Mintz, the Hagen and Arditti quartets, Hatto Beyerle, Alain Planès, the Amadeus ensemble, Yuri Egorov, Maurice Bourgue, Paul Tortelier, and Maurice Gendron, among others.

He has composed chamber music and numerous theater musical pieces and film scores, notably “Sidewalk Stories,” a silent feature by Charles Lane for which the soundtrack won the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik for best film music in 1990, and performed in Cambodian Rithy Panh’s “Rice People” (1994), “An Evening After the War” (1998) and “S21, The Khmer Rouge Death Machine,” all in official selection at the Cannes Festival. In 2003 he received the prize for Music in French Fiction at the Luchon International Festival.

Marc Marder has also published an illustrated tale in lithography entitled, “While You Were Out,” which can now be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, and the state library of Dresden.