The wonderfully helpful oboist Darlene Marshall has just completed her transcription of our Contrabass Conversations interview with Anthony Stoops. It’s really great to be able to offer these episodes up in text form, and I can’t thank Darlene enough for her help with this project.
So far, we’ve got transcripts from our interview with Anthony Stoops and the ten part virtual lesson series with Lyric Opera of Chicago bassist Andy Anderson. Interestingly, both of these guys were classmates at the University of Michigan under Stuart Sankey, and both of them have had divergent but extremely successful careers. You can access all our text transcripts through this link (also available under our resources menu in the sidebar).
About Andy Anderson:
Andrew Anderson is a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, the Grant Park Orchestra, and the Chicago Philharmonic. He has held positions in twelve different orchestras across seven states, serving as principal bass in four of them.
Andrew first studied bass with Dr. Larry Zgonc of the Portland Opera before completing a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan with Stuart Sankey. He continued his studies under Lawrence Hurst at Indiana University where he received a Master of Music Degree. Andrew then served as a Doctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas under the instruction of Jeff Bradetich and the principal of the Fort Worth Symphony, Bill Clay.
Andy’s Contrabass Conversations contributions:
- -interview part 1
- -interview part 2
- -interview part 3
- -Andy on Mozart 40
- -performances with narration
- -virtual lessons (10 part video)
- -click for text transcripts
About Anthony Stoops:
Anthony Stoops is Artist/Teacher of Bass and String Area Chair at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. Since winning first prize in the International Society of Bassists international solo competition, he has performed throughout the United States and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Dr. Stoops has presented masterclasses in Poland, Brazil and throughout the U.S. at venues such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, Interlochen Arts Academy, Penn State University, and many others.
The past recipient of a Karr Foundation Doublebass, Stoops is widely regarded as one of the top bass soloists in the world today. As an orchestral musician, Stoops has performed regularly in over a dozen orchestras including the Detroit, Columbus (OH) and Toledo Symphony orchestras, and the Michigan Opera Theater among many others, under many of the world’s great conductors such as Sir Georg Solti, Neeme Järvi, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez and Charles Dutoit.
Anthony Stoops’ Contrabass Conversations contributions: