791: Petru Iuga on teaching and inspiration

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Petru Iuga currently holds a professorship at the University of Music and Arts in Mannheim, Germany and Haute École de Musique de Lausanne. Having received his first training in his native Romania, he was selected by Yehudi Menuhin for the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (Switzerland).

After further training at the Hochschule der Künste-Bern and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in Paris, he became a member of the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and principal double bass in the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Petru was also guest solo Double-Bass at the London Symphony Orchestra.

We talk about his early years, the joys and discoveries of teaching double bass, the rapid growth of this instrument’s technical capabilities, Petru’s passion for music, the ErgoBass, and much more.

Enjoy, and be sure to check out Petru’s website to learn more about his work!

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