B i o g r a p h y
Double bassist Brent Edmondson is an active performer in the Philadelphia area. Brent currently serves as the Principal Bass of the Lancaster Symphony and the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Associate Principal of the Annapolis Symphony, Section Bass of the Delaware Symphony, and is an A-list substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
He previously held positions with the Beaumont Symphony, Atlantic Symphony, Mercury Orchestra, and Waltham Philharmonic. During the summer, Brent is the Principal Bass and Music Librarian for the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra. Recent performances include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, Houston Symphony, and other ensembles throughout the country.
Brent received his Masters degree from Boston University with Edwin Barker, principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His other teachers include Hal Robinson, principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eric Larson of the Houston Symphony, Rob Kesselman of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Ranaan Meyer of the trio Time for Three.
Brent is a composer, arranger, and creator of film scores. His works have been performed by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, and others. He received his first film scoring credit on the forthcoming film The Virtuoso featuring Anthony Hopkins.
As a composer for double bass, Brent has created a number of arrangements for bass duet and bass quartet, including works by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Nino Rota, Phillip Glass, and Wagner. Inquire about them at the Contact Page.
Brent's arrangement of the Koussevitzky Bass Concerto for string orchestra and harp is available for rental via the Contact Page.