The double bass is the largest of all the stringed instruments in the orchestra, with its rich, mellifluous tones underpinning some of the finest classical music ever written. Legendary composers such as Brahms, Mahler and Stravinsky, for example, embraced the majesty of the double bass in many of their most feted works.
All of which is good musical news for Queensland Conservatorium alumnus and double bassist Jeremy Watt, who since graduating from Griffith University has forged an impressive international musical career.
As a freelance musician based in London, Jeremy has performed with ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He recently returned from touring China with the London Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble including another Griffith University graduate in principal trumpet David Elton. Next up, Jeremy will begin a full-time role as Sub Principal Double Bass in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
“I first heard the double

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