POLIN Music Festival: Ariel Eberstein
Ariel was born in Argentina and discovered the double bass at the age of 17. In 1997, he began studying the double bass in Buenos Aires with Miguel Angel Villarroel. In 2002, he won a scholarship from the Fundacion Antochas (Buenos Aires) to study in Vienna, Austria with James Rapport. After studying in Vienna, he moved to Belgium in order to continue his studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Brussels Royal Conservatory), where he completed his master’s degree.
He has worked with many world-famous conductors, and has been a freelance musician playing in the most important Belgian orchestras such as the Vlaamse Opera, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, De Munt/La Monnaie and Vlaams Radio Orkest/Brussels Philharmonic. With these ensembles, he’s made many recordings.
Ariel has given concerts in the most important concert halls of Europe and America, including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikverein and the Concerthaus (Vienna), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Bozar and Flagey Studio 4 (Brussels) and the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires).
In April 2015, during the Brussels Tango Festival the Argentinian bass player decided to start a project called Sonico around the figure of Eduardo Rovira, creator (with Astor Piazzolla) of the tango nuevo during the Buenos Aires avant-garde in the early 50’s. The American violinist Stephen Meyer and the French Chilean bandoneon player Lysandre Donoso where immediately convinced to take part of this project as well.
Ariel Eberstein owns a Martin Penning double bass and a H. Pfretzschner bow.