This incredible video showcases upright bassist Catalin Rotaru playing Paganini Caprice 24 solo on the upright bass. Rotaru is a professor at Arizona State University. He has performed both solo classical and jazz bass throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Japan. He served as associate principal bass in the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, principal bass in the Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra of Bucharest, Danville Symphony Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, associate principal and principal bass in Sinfonia Da Camera, and principal bass of the Orchestra Sinfonica Europea.
You can check out audio samples of Rotaru’s playing on Arizona State’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts website. He has also released a CD, Bass*ic Cello Notes available for purchase.