George Amorim

Bass

George Amorim’s career is marked by versatility and creativity as a performer and educator with teaching and performances engagements that regularly take him to Europe and across Central, South and North Americas and the Caribbean. George performed for several years with the Paraná Symphony and Recife Symphony orchestras in Brazil as well as with the Santo Domingo Music Festival Orchestra under Phillip Entremont. He has been performing with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra since 2007 and he is also co-principal of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio.

An educator in demand, Dr. Amorim’s articles on double bass pedagogy have been published by Bass World and Strings magazines. He has been a featured clinician, adjudicator and recitalist at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, the Texas Double Bass Symposium, the International Society of Bassists Convention, the European Double Bass Congress and at the annual Chicago Bass Festival. ​

Dr. Amorim is Associate Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he heads a thriving double bass studio which is comprised of some of the most gifted young bass players from South Texas and a handful of equally talented international students. He also founded and directs the ¡Viva el Bajo!, an organization that promotes double bass playing in South Texas and helps inspire and guide young musicians in their studies of the double bass.

George performs on an unlabeled mid-1700’s bass and a 1860 French bass and several modern and historical bows, including a modern German bow by Marco Pasquino, a baroque bow by Antonio Airenti and a couple of transitional bows made by Ed Shillitoe.