Barbara Fitzgerald 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 Orchestra. She has lived in various parts of the world where she has performed in orchestras, presented solo recitals and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in concerto performances. She has toured Eastern Europe with the McGill Chamber Orchestra from Montreal, Canada; served as principal bass of the West Australia Symphony Orchestra in Perth, West Australia; performed in summer music festivals in Europe and Mexico; been a free-lance bassist in New York City, and is presently a free-lance bassist in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.  Ms. Fitzgerald is a founding member of the Main Street Music Studios and serves on the faculty for the Peabody Bass Works at the Peabody Conservatory in addition to serving as director of “Basstravaganza”, a summer camp for bassists in Fairfax County.  

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