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Portland Chamber Orchestra Concert
*Please contact the organization directly for ticketing and event questions. Their number is 503-771-3250

Maggie Carter, double bass
Yaacov Bergman, conductor

Jessie Montgomery, Starburst 
Giovanni Bottesini, Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
John Duncan, Solemn - from "Three Proclamations” (World premiere)
Max Bruch, Kol Nidrei with Maggie Carter, Double Bass
Dvorak, Serenade for String Orchestra

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About Maggie

17-year-old double bassist Maggie Carter is passionate about sharing the power and beauty of music with her audiences and bringing the unexplored sonority of the double bass as a solo instrument into the spotlight. She first because enamored with the double bass at the age of four, received her first instrument at age nine, and currently studies with Jordan Anderson and Braizahn Jones. Her competition successes include first prize at the 2019 International Society of Bassists 14-and-under Solo Competition, the 2020 Oregon Mozart Players Young Soloists Competition, and the 2021 Oregon ASTA Solo Competition, as well as runner-up in the 2019 and 2021 PYP Concerto Competition. Maggie was also honored to be selected as All Classical Portland's 2022 Young Artist in Residence, a pivotal experience which allowed her to reach a wider audience and mature her artistic goals. She was the featured soloist at the Oregon Symphony's 2023 Young People's Concerts and also performed solo with the Portland Youth Philharmonic in spring 2023 as the winner of their 2022 Concerto Competition. Maggie's other teachers and mentors include Nina DeCesare, Ira Gold, Brian Perry, and Sam Suggs, and she has been privileged to perform for double bassists such as Edgar Meyer, Joe Conyers, Paul Ellison, François Rabbath, and John Clayton, among many others.

Maggie also enjoys performing in orchestral settings and has been the principal bassist of the Portland Youth Philharmonic since 2019. She has participated in orchestral training programs such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Interlochen Arts Camp, and NYO2 National Youth Orchestra. Additionally, she has performed in the bass sections of the Oregon Symphony and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra.

Currently a home-educated senior, Maggie will be joining the bass studio at the Curtis Institute of Music in the fall of 2024. Also a pianist since the age of eight, she studies with Maria Garcia. Outside of music she enjoys immersing herself in the art of cake baking and decoration, camping and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and hanging out with her three siblings.

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