Bleda Elibal

Bass, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra

Bio

Studied bass in Vienna, Austria and performed with orchestras in Austria, Germany, and was Principal Bass with the Israel Sinfonietta. Currently performing with several orchestras nationally and performing as a chamber musician and bass soloist. Runs marathons (over 55 so far), and holds several national records for bench press in powerlifting.

Resume

Orchestral Experience

  • Vienna Philharmonic/State Opera Orchestra - Section Bass- 1 year position (1989-90)
  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Substitute Bass- (1988-89)
  • Israel Sinfonietta - Principal Bass-  (1988-89)
  • Vienna Bach Soloists - Principal Bass-  (1989-90)
  • Cincinnati Symphony/Pops Orchestra - Substitute Bass- (1993-present)
  • Key West Symphony Orchestra - Principal Bass-  (2008-2012)
  • Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Bass- (1993-present)
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra - Principal Bass-  (1993-present)
  • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra - Section Bass-     (1996-present)
  • West Virginia Symphony Orchestra - Section Bass-     (1996-present)
  • Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra - Assistant Principal Bass- (2000-present)
  • Florida Orchestra - Substitute Bass- (2008-present)
  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Bass- (2006-present)
  • Albany Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Bass- (2007-present)
  • Tulsa Symphony - Substitute Bass- (2008-present)
  • South Bend Symphony - Substitute Bass- (2011-present)
  • Naples Philharmonic - Per-Service Bass- (2011-present)
  • Sinfonia Gulf Coast - Principal Bass- (2011-present)
  • FL West Coast Symphony/Sarasota Orch. - Substitute Bass- (2012-present)
  • Southwest Florida Orchestra - Substitute Bass- (2012-present)

Honors & Awards

  • Solo Performance- Bruch- Kol Nidrei with Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (2002 season opener)
  • Recorded CD- Music of Morton Subotnick with Amernet String Quartet & Pianist James Tocco on New World Records – (1997)    
  • Winner- University of Cincinnati CCM Concerto Competition – (1991)
  • First Place- San Diego Young Artists Competition - (1985)
  • Runner up - Zurich Opera Orchestra, Principal Bass - (1990)
  • Runner up - RSO Hilversum (Holland), Principal Bass - (1990)
  • Received Green Card as “Alien of Extraordinary Ability”- (1996)
  • Received Austrian Citizenship by virtue of special law (BGBI 250) for gifted young artists (1984)
  • Fellowship Recipient- Aspen Music Festival - (1992)
  • Fellowship Recipient- Waterloo Music Festival - (1986-87)
  • Received American Citizenship - (2004)

Teachers

  • Albert Laszlo - Professor, University of Cincinnati CCM
  • Paul Ellison - Professor, Rice University, Aspen Music Festival
  • Francois Rabbath - Paris Opera Orchestra, Soloist
  • David Walter - Professor, Julliard School of Music, NBC Orchestra
  • Ludwig Streicher - Retired, Principal Bass, Vienna Philharmonic, Soloist
  • Heinrich Schneikart – Professor, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Vienna

Music Education

  • Artist Diploma - University of Cincinnati CCM - (1990)
  • Concert Diploma with Honors- Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts - Vienna, Austria - (1984)