Double Bass

Chloe Smith

The double bass player Chloe Smith began studying music at the age of eight. In 1999 Chloe secured a full-time music scholarship at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School on double bass and piano. She then went on to study jazz/improvisation with Geoff Kluke and Gary Costello at the VCA, later changing to the repertoire course and studying with Steve Reeves.

From 2007 to 2009 Chloe was on a scholarship at the Australian National Academy of Music and continued studying double bass with Steve Reeves as well as with Alex Henery, Maxime Bibeau, Tim Dunin, Rob Nairn, Kees Boersman and Paul Ellison. At ANAM Chloe performed with the European new music group, the Schoenberg Ensemble, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and played violone with the Victorian Opera Company. Chloe also performed in the ANAM orchestra under the direction of Daniel Harding, Oleg Caetani, Richard Tognetti, Brett Dean and Richard Gill.

Chloe has performed in the world premieres of David Chisholm’s requiem Kursk, James Rushford’s solo for double bass Borders and his chamber quartet Tractus. She has also performed as principal double bass in Victorian Opera’s production of Don Giovanni and The Magic Pudding.

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