Barbara Fitzgerald, double bassist, is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees.  As winner of the school’s concerto competition, she performed the Pichl Concerto for Double Bass with the Juilliard Philharmonia. She has lived in various parts of the world where she has been in orchestras, given solo recitals and been soloist with orchestra in concerto performances, most recently performing the Koussevitzky Concerto with the Reston Community Orchestra in Reston, Virginia and with the Summer Strings Orchestra in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  She toured Eastern Europe with the McGill Chamber Orchestra from Montreal, Canada; was principal bass of the West Australia Symphony Orchestra in Perth, West Australia; has played in summer festivals in Europe and Mexico; has been a free-lance bassist in New York City, and is presently a free-lance bassist in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  Just recently, Ms. Fitzgerald received the VASTA (Virginia State Chapter of ASTA) Outstanding String Teacher Award.  Additionally, Ms. Fitzgerald is a founding member of the Main Street Music Studios and a member of the Main Street Chamber Players in Fairfax, Virginia. She currently serves on the faculty of the Peabody Bass Worksat the Peabody Conservatory and is the director of “Basstravaganza”, a summer camp for bassists in Northern Virginia.

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