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New Bass Faculty Members Anthony Manzo and Richard Barber

Fri, Oct 02, 2009

The UM School of Music is thrilled to announce the addition of two new bass faculty members, highly sought-after chamber musician Anthony Manzo and Assistant Principal of the NSO Richard Barber.

  • Anthony Manzo has been appointed Lecturer of Double Bass. Manzo is a regular guest with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, and Solo Bassist of San Francisco‚Äôs New Century Chamber Orchestra. Previously, he was a member of the New World Symphony, the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra in Germany.
  • Richard Barber has been appointed Lecturer of Double Bass. Barber is currently the Assistant Principal of the National Symphony Orchestra and a frequent performer with the 21st Century Consort, the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and the Fessenden Ensemble. Prior to his appointment with the NSO, he was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, the Grant Teton Festival Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.
Anthony Manzo and Richard Barber will officially join the UM faculty in Fall 2010.