hugo abraham, double bass
Selected as an English Concert American Fellow in 2018
Hugo Abraham began his involvement with music as a child, playing the violin and the viola da gamba. His passion for jazz led him to switch to the double bass. After completing his undergraduate studies in Paris, he moved to the United States in 2014 to undertake a master’s degree in double bass performance at the New England Conservatory, Boston. He is currently finishing his masters in Historical Performance at the Juilliard school. In Europe, Abraham has performed with Ensemble Ictus, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, among others, working with leading conductors in major festivals and concert halls. He has also been a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, and the Orchestre Français des Jeunes.
At Juilliard, Abraham has worked with esteemed figures in the historical performance field, including Masaaki Suzuki, Rachel Podger, and William Christie. He has toured with Juilliard415 and other U.S. baroque ensembles, such as ACRONYM and Ruckus, meanwhile exploring his ever-expanding curiosity for contemporary and yet-to-come practices.