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Jorma Katrama?

Discussion in 'Orchestral Auditions [DB]' started by deprofundis, May 3, 2007.

  1. deprofundis


    Mar 30, 2007
    Katrama, Retired but one of the best players around...
    Helsinki Philharmonic has two new first principal seats done... I think Vaatainen Ville has the post and Moilanen (French?) has a solobassist place there too?

    Mikko Moilanen played a recital in Bonn 2000's. He played with a german bow but is he a Finn? I thought he is a french according his name! But with a german bow (as HE told me, it is a Bohemian bowhold :)-) His playing was supreme. Just the best I have ever heard!! Only the Hindemith sonatas 2nd movement was the very top. So is he there? Nobody know? Does Moilanen (or is it Molander, Molier, Mochan teach?) Mikko perform etc...?
  2. NotACello


    Oct 11, 2006
    new york city!
  3. damonsmith


    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    Katrama is probably my favorite classical soloist to listen to. His playing is incredible.
  4. Hoo


    Jul 16, 2007
    Yes Moilanen has got the place too. And yes, he is a Finn.
  5. Do any of you know about his bass or his setup? I think he plays a Charles Quenoil bass . . . but I don't know anything about where he got it, what strings he uses, etc. etc.
  6. wathaet


    May 27, 2007
    He plays a bass attributed to quenoil, but as you know it is not one of the three (or was it four) fullblood ones.
    They are in Paris (two of them) and one in Houston.

    very low strings, cant remember what though.
    I can ask some people that would know next week.
  7. Great. I'd be very interested to know.
  8. bass1127


    Nov 7, 2007
    he uses French bow. i studied with him for a summer. very nice guy
  9. dleecountdown


    Sep 11, 2006
    What recordings are available? Are there any that anyone would reccomend?
  10. bass1127


    Nov 7, 2007
    mmmmm. there is a one has all spanish music,which is very cool or u can get a one has Vanhal. check out his EU style, lots of harmony. :)
  11. anonymous12251111

    anonymous12251111 Banned

    Apr 6, 2007
    Does anyone know about his string set-up?
  12. damonsmith


    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
  13. ILIA


    Jan 27, 2006