Marcos Machado

KCBASSWORKSHOP HISTORY: Marcos has come to kc mutiple times to teach and perform. He first met everyone at the George Vance workshops in DC. So he is truly bass family. His mastery of Rabbath technique along with George’s teaching is amazing. He also does such great work at teaching how all pedagogy works. His books tao of bass are wonderful in showing how all the methods work to help the bass come to it’s current amazing level. It’s always wonderful to work with him directly at the workshop. His concert is a not to be missed one.

Dr. Marcos Machado is a Brazilian-American world-renowned performer and teacher. He is Professor of double bass at The University of Southern Mississippi, and is the founder and pedagogic director of the Festival Internacional Música no Pampa (FIMP Bagé) in Brazil, now in its tenth year.

Machado has earned both “teaching” and “performing” diplomas from the L’Institut International de Contrebasse de Paris under esteemed double bassist, François Rabbath. He has recorded two solo albums with Brazilian pianist Ney Fialkow, the latest being “Fantasy” (2018). As part of the Austin-based Conspirare Ensemble, he has toured and recorded the CD “Threshold of Night” which received two Grammy nominations, and “A Company of Voices – Conspirare in concert” which also received a Grammy nomination.

Machado has published two volumes of “Tao of Bass” starting a revolution in left-hand technique, which has been adopted as a required technique book by many universities.