Gary Karr

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    Gary Karr performs Andrés Martín's 'The Heart Knows No Borders'

    2018-12-18T13:10:00Z

    Double bass soloist Gary Karr performs a work by composer Andrés Martín with the Baja California Orchestra and the Bass Orchestra of the XIII Encuentro Latinoamericano de Contrabajos. The composer conducts the performance which took place on 30 November at the Centro Cultural Tijuana in Mexico.

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    Gary Karr on Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto

    2018-02-19T16:09:00Z

    The American bassist recalls how the Koussevitzky helped to establish his individual style – and how he received a career boost courtesy of the composer’s ghost

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    Double bassist Gary Karr performs 'Failing'

    2015-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Double bassist Gary Karr gives an admirable performance of Johnson's 'Failing: A Very Difficult Piece for String Bass'. The work requires Karr to talk to his audience from a script, while performing increasingly complicated material - with the idea that at some point the musician will 'fail' ...

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    Double bassist Gary Karr on ‘how to take bad music and make it creative’

    2015-01-21T00:00:00Z

    The British musician explains how playing the corny pieces of the repertoire gave him an invaluable lesson in finding his own voice

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    Me and my teacher: Dan Styffe and Gary Karr

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    The double bass virtuoso taught Styffe how to control the pressures of the world outside the teaching studio

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    Double bassist Gary Karr performs Paganini's Three Variations

    2014-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Double bassist Gary Karr, who had written about the need for orchestral conductors' attitudes to change towards his instrument, gives a comical performance of Paganini's Three Variations, originally composed for 'that puny, small, tiny little instrument, the violin' with pianist Harmon Lewis. Subscribe to ...

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    Gary Karr

    Born into a family that had been playing the double bass for seven generations, at the age of nine, Gary Karr began to play alongside his grandfather, father, uncle and two cousins in LA-based orchestras. He continued to do so until he entered