Anthony Manzo

Double Bass

Anthony Manzo Photo credit: Goodman VanRiper

Double bassist Anthony Manzo enjoys performing in a broad variety of musical forums. In addition to performances with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he is a sought-after chamber musician who performs regularly at such noted venues as the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine, and the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. He is also the solo bassist of San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra and a regular guest artist with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Smithsonian Chamber Society near his home in Washington, DC. For many years the solo bassist of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, he still returns often to Europe, frequently performing with Camerata Salzburg in Austria, where collaborations have included a summer residency at the Salzburg Festival, as well as two tours as double bass soloist alongside bass/baritone Thomas Quasthoff in Mozart's “Per questa bella mano” (with performances in Salzburg, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, and Istanbul). He is also an active performer on period instruments, with groups including The Handel & Haydn Society of Boston and Opera Lafayette in Washington, DC. Additionally, Mr. Manzo is a member of the double bass and chamber music faculty of the University of Maryland. He performs on a double bass made around 1890 by Jerome Thibouville Lamy in Paris (which now has a removable neck for travel!).