Joe Soucy
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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I am a:
Performing Artist, Carnegie Hall staff member
My school is:
Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute
My style(s) of music:
A cappella, Blues, Choral, Classical, Country Western, Electronic, Experimental, Film, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Indie, Jazz, Latin, Opera, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, World
I am interested in:
Multimedia Projects, Music History, Performing
My musical instrument(s):
Double Bass, Electric Bass
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
Leonard Bernstein, My teachers (Jeff Turner, Orin O'Brien, James VanDemark, Timothy Cobb), My dad (Andy Soucy), J.S. Bach, Jessye Norman, Pablo Casals, Edgar Meyer, Brahms, Miles Davis, David Oistrakh, Yo-Yo Ma, Ed Barker, Radiohead, The Berlin Philharmonic, R. Strauss, Ella Fitzgerald, Jascha Heifetz, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, and The Muppets
More about me:
My dad was a high school band teacher, and being around his classroom while I was growing up, I attempted to play every instrument at one point or another. Finally, when I was 15, I stopped taking a different instrument home every week and decided the double bass was for me. I started out mainly playing jazz, but when I joined the Boston Youth Symphony, I fell in love with orchestral playing. I went on to the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music as well as Carnegie Mellon University, all the while focusing on orchestral performance. As a professional musician, I've had wonderful opportunities to play with such groups as the Boston Pops, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Now Carnegie Hall is my home, where I work, perform, and see as many orchestras as I can!

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At 7:14pm on May 7, 2013, Rachel Yan said…
Hi Joe! Love your "My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations"!
At 8:50pm on October 9, 2012, Holly Hoang said…

Hi, Joe! Yeah, aren't they great? c: Bassoon quartets are my favorite.

At 10:06pm on October 8, 2012, Jordan Brokken said…

Hello Joe! I watched the Billy Short video, it was great! I do know Billy-- he's a great bassoonist and guy!

At 2:15pm on May 29, 2012, Carnegie Hall said…

Your pic lives on in the blogosphere! Check out the "Where's Your Music?" video. Watch it here and share with your friends.

At 5:31pm on October 25, 2011, Jonathon Hampton said…
Hi Joe. Thanks for joining us. I'm sure you'll be a great resource. You should take a pic of your bass while you have it in the office!
At 8:18pm on October 24, 2011, Rebecca Williamson said…
welcome!

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Verbier Festival: Billy Short, Bassoon

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Meet Billy Short, the new Principal Bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Billy has just moved to New York City from Houston, Texas, where he was studying at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and performing with the Delaware Symphony (quite the commute!). Before that, Billy was studying at the Curtis Institute of Music, appearing on tour with their orchestra and traveling with his own wind quintet, Liberty Winds, to Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. He has just…

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Verbier Festival: Christine Christensen, Cello

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Meet cellist Christine Christensen from Hilleroed, Denmark.   As a teenager, Christine faced many challenges, skipping high school and heading straight to the Royal Danish Academy.   At 18, she left her family and country and moved to New York City to study at the Manhattan School of Music.  After completing…

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Verbier Festival: Jonathan Colbert, Bass

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Bassist Jonathan Colbert comes from Atlanta, Georgia.  He started playing bass in his mother’s middle school orchestra, went on to play with the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra and also spent summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp.  After high school, Jonathan moved to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.  He has toured Europe, Asia, South America, Australia…

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Verbier Festival: Julian Azkoul, Violin

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Julian Azkoul, London-based violinist, gives a piece of advice on audition taking.  Julian has played in such youth orchestras as Britten-Pears Young Artist's Programme and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.  Originally from Lebanon, Julian currently studies at the Royal Academy of Music.  This was his first summer at Verbier.

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