James Oesi

SG Music: James Oesi plays Bach

Date: Time: 16:45 Location: Blackbox, Esplanade building (Tilburg University)

Today is Bach Day! Double bassist James Oesi pays tribute to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the greatest and most influential composers in classical music, with a solo concert.

Time: 16:45-17:30 hrs.  Doors open 16:30 hrs.
Free entrance, registration is not required, but be in time: limited number of seats available.

James Oesi

Double bassist James Oesi (London, 1988) has been a familiar face in the classical and modern music world since his arrival in the Netherlands in 2009. He is one of the few who focuses on the bass as a solo instrument. He has performed on well-known stages and leading festivals. In addition to his solo activities he is in great demand as a contemporary music ensemble player. He performs with Asko|Schönberg, Ives Ensemble and the prestigious Ensemble Modern. James studied at the conservatories of Moscow and The Hague, where he graduated with a 10+ in 2012 and was awarded the Fock medal for best final exam of that year. James is also the initiator and artistic director of the Dutch Double Bass Festival.

Practice for the ultimate

Together with neuroscientist and former top skater Beorn Nijenhuis, Oesi completed a case study in the summer of 2020 which investigated the most effective way for professional musicians to practise. This was in preparation to record Oesi’s own transcription of all six of Bach's cello suites on double bass. This recording took place in 2021 & 2022 and the album is set to be released in 2023.

You know Bach?

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest and most influential composers in the history of classical music. This exact day, 21 March, in 1685 Bach was born. If you don't know this German Baroque composer and musician very well yet, watch this short animation video in which Bach is introduced in a cheerful way.

Music inside the Black Box

Explore the world of music! Monthly on a Tuesday afternoon Studium Generale gives the floor to talented and promising young musicians. They are invited to take us on a musical road to other worlds, views and feelings. The concerts are open to everyone interested!

All concerts in this spring-series:

Tuesday, February 14 – Aires Tropicales Quintet
Tuesday,  March 21 – James Oesi plays Bach
Tuesday,  April 18 – Djuwa Mroivili
Tuesday,  May 16 – Talal Fayad & Oriol Marès

More information

This concert is organized by Studium Generale, in corporation with Gert Gering.

Contact: Has Klerx (Studium Generale).

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