Massimo Ceccarelli

Massimo Ceccarelli

Massimo Ceccarelli

DOUBLE BASS

Massimo Ceccarelli, double-bass player and composer, he musically was trained at the Santa Cecilia’s Conservatory of music in Rome.

His compositions were awarded in some important international competitions (Pittaluga, Lagonegro Nurtingen where  Leo Brouwer  assigned to him a publishing contract at the Vienna’s Doblinger  musikverlag).

He has written  for the cinema (“Il ronzio delle mosche” by D. D’Ambrosi with Greta Scacchi June 2003, “Stanza 88” by Pierluca Dipasquale ) and  the theater (“South of Zurawah”, “The Chaplin imitator”).

For three years he was the first double bass in the youth orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, on the advice of the conductor Myung Whun Chung, and the first part of the Regional Orchestra of Rome and Lazio.

He collaborates as first double bass with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and the Abruzzese Symphonic Institution As a soloist he was a member of the ensemble “Solisti del conservatorio di  Santa Cecilia” with whom he made a CD  by Alfred Snittke (Director M ° F.. E. Scogna) and  has performed the piece “Braevissimo” by Ennio Morricone for double bass and orchestra at the European  Bergamo’s Festival. For some  years he collaborates with some of the most famous groups of contmporary  music, as the ensemble Alter Ego (with whom he recorded for  the Stradivarius a  monograf  about Frederic Rzewski,  having praise from international critics also as electric bassist, and worked  together  with the Georgian composer Giya  Kanceli).

From about two years he also cooperates with the ensemble Algoritmo realizing concerts in Italy and abroad,  closely with world famous composers.

In 2006 he played the air “ Per questa bella mano” by Parco della Musica in Rome whit the Orchestra of Rome and Lazio, under the  direction of Lu Jia.

Currently he is the first solo double-bass and bass player in the Park of Contemporary Music Ensemble (PMCE). He collaborated for years with Maestro Ennio Morricone who in 2019 dedicated to him a piece for double bass and strings “Studio 1989” double bass and strings version which he played in world premiere in the presence of the Maestro.