photo: Robert Torres Photography

Described by NPR’s Ron Schachter as “a musical Lewis and Clark, opening up new musical territories,” Duo Cello e Bassounites passion with elegance” (Boston Globe). Cellist/composer Emmanuel Feldman and double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman partner to perform repertoire ranging from Bartok, Mozart, and Rossini to Feldman, Pinkham, and Schnittke. With more than 20 commissions and premiers to their credit, the duo creates dynamic programming that surprises and energizes audiences.

The duo’s Boston Celebrity Series debut featured Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison’s Deep Dances written for the Duo and Rebecca Rice Dance. Other performance credits include the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, and abroad, at the Ferenc Liszt Academy, Budapest, Radio France, Paris and Altes Rathaus, Vienna. 

As guest artists at the Pablo Casals, Yellow Barn, and New Hampshire Music Festivals, the Duo has collaborated in performances of larger ensemble works from Beethoven to Shostakovich. Through themed concerts such as “French and American Connections” and “American Showcase,” their diverse programming combines contemporary and traditional works in inspiring collaborations with dancers, poets and descriptive narrative.

Recent projects have included their own arrangements of music of Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel for their new album LET’S TANGO! with pianist Victor Cayres, released in fall 2023. Collaborations include performances with Festival Ballet Providence in a newly choreographed work and music by Shinji Eshima and upcoming Boston premieres of Michael Oesterle’s Parlour Games. They will perform their “Music of the Americas” at the 2023 International Society of Bassists Convention at the University of Michigan.  

Together they have led master classes and residencies at schools and universities including the New York Summer Music Festival, Virginia Commonwealth University, Encore Coda and Tufts University.  

Delache-Feldman is on the faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Feldman has served on the faculty of New England Conservatory and both Duo members are performance faculty members at Tufts University.


Let’s Tango!

Release Date: December 8, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6568
20th Century
Double Bass
On LET’S TANGO, Duo Cello e Basso with French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman and cellist Emmanuel Feldman invites listeners to experience some of the celebrated genre’s greatest masterpieces. Joined by pianist Victor Cayres, the centerpiece of the album is the duos’ arrangement of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires that they perform in concerts around the United States including a recent appearance at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Other Piazzolla works with piano include Kicho, an original work for solo double bass and Le Grand Tango, written originally for cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. The album also includes a trio arrangement of Por una Cabeza and El Dia que me Quieras by famed 20th century tango composer Carlos Gardel. Full of the longing and passion characteristic of tango music and paired with the rich dynamic range of the bass and cello, LET’S TANGO offers fresh new interpretations of these classic works.