South African-born, British double bassist Leon Bosch is known as one of the world's top players of his instrument. After a long stint as principal double bassist with the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, he branched out into solo repertory, playing concertos and founding his own ensemble, I Musicanti. He is also noted as an educator. Bosch was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 7, 1961. He enrolled at the University of Cape Town and intended to study law, but was prevented from doing so by South Africa's apartheid regulations. He was permitted to enroll, however, as a music student, soon switching from cello to the double bass. "When I play the bass," he has said, he is a "quite free human spirit." His teacher was Zoltan Kovats. After graduating, Bosch moved to Britain for further study at the Royal Northern College of Music ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Virtuoso Double Bass 2007 Virtuoso Double Bass Meridian Records
 
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The British Double Bass 2007 The British Double Bass Meridian Records
 
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The Russian Double Bass 2009 The Russian Double Bass Meridian Records
 
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Allan Stephenson: Bass Concerto: Burlesque for double bass; Cello Concerto 2012 Allan Stephenson: Bass Concerto: Burlesque for double bass; Cello Concerto Meridian Jazz / Meridian Records
 
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Josep Cervera-Bret: The Catalan Virtuoso 2015 Josep Cervera-Bret: The Catalan Virtuoso Meridian Records
 
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The Music of Rankl, Sprongel & Hindemith 2016 The Music of Rankl, Sprongel & Hindemith Meridian Records
 
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Martin Butler: Dirty Beasts and other chamber works 2016 Martin Butler: Dirty Beasts and other chamber works NMC
 
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William Sterndale Bennett: Sextet in F sharp minor; Chamber Trio; String Quartet in G 2018 William Sterndale Bennett: Sextet in F sharp minor; Chamber Trio; String Quartet in G Naxos
 
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Pedro Valls: Music for Double Bass & Piano Pedro Valls: Music for Double Bass & Piano Meridian Records
 
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The Hungarian Double Bass The Hungarian Double Bass Meridian Records
 
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Bottesini: Virtuoso Double Bass, Vol. 2 Bottesini: Virtuoso Double Bass, Vol. 2 Meridian Records
 
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21st Century Double Bass 21st Century Double Bass Meridian Records
 
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