photo: Robert Torres Photography

Praised by the New Music Connoisseur for her “technical certainty and musical imagination,” French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman has been described as “a gifted colorist who produced an entire range of orchestral effects” (Boston Phoenix).

In her recent appearance at the Kennedy Center, Delache-Feldman performed her own arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which is included in her Navona Records album LET’S TANGO with Duo Cello e Basso and pianist Victor Cayres. Other recital credits include performances at Radio France; Franz Liszt Academy, Hungary; and Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian, Spain. As a soloist, she has performed with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, the North Shore Philharmonic, and the Greensboro Festival Orchestra.

A prize winner at the Prague International Chamber Music Competition, Delache-Feldman has collaborated with the St. Petersburg, Borromeo, and Lark String Quartets and recorded chamber works with violinists Midori and Joel Smirnoff, and soprano Dawn Upshaw. As a member of Duo Cello e Basso, Pascale has partnered with cellist Emmanuel Feldman to premiere over 20 new works, performing across Europe in Austria, Germany, and France, and throughout the United States. Pascale can be heard on the Albany, Archetype, and CRI labels and has been featured on Jason Heath’s podcast Contrabass Conversations.

A committed educator and arts entrepreneur, Delache-Feldman founded and directs the Family Chamber Music Fest Online Edition as well as the Boston Bass Bash and the Virtual Double Bass Summer Intensive, both international festivals that have drawn guest faculty performers Edwin Barker, Peter Lloyd, Tim Cobb, John Clayton, and Rufus Reid. 

She’s on the faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Tufts University, and has presented master classes at Colburn Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Boston Conservatory and the University of Texas. In the summer, she has taught at the Killington Music Festival, VCU Global Summer Institute of Music, Yellow Barn, and Summit Music Festivals.

As an orchestra player, Delache-Feldman has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Toulouse Capitole National Orchestra (France), and as principal bassist with Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, New England String Ensemble and BMOP, among others.

A second-generation bassist, Delache-Feldman studied with her father, Jean-Claude Delache at the Toulouse Conservatory, and went on to the Paris Conservatory with Jacques Cazauran and Frédéric Stochl to earn her first prize with honors. Delache-Feldman came to the United States to study with Roger Scott at the Curtis Institute of Music where she received her Artist Diploma. Additionally, she has also studied with Edwin Barker, Evgeny Kolosov, and violinist and renowned pedagogue Burton Kaplan.  

Through her training with peak performance coach Dr. Don Greene, her Feldenkrais Method and Tai Chi studies, Delache-Feldman brings a wealth of perspective to her teaching and residency work, creating personalized workshops for musicians and broader audiences.

“Music is a world of self-discovery — for me and my audiences. Together, we can push the boundaries and stretch our imagination.” — Pascale


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.