Ariel Eberstein – double bass
Ariel was born in Argentina and discovered the double bass at the age of 17. In 1997, he began studying the double bass in Buenos AIres with Miguel Angel Villaroel. In 2002, he won a scholarship from the Fundacion Antochas (Buenos Aires) to study in Vienna, Austria with James Rapport. After studying in Vienna, he moved to Belgium in order to continue his studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Brussels Royal Conservatory), where he will complete his master’s degree this year.
He has worked with many world-famous conductors, and has been a freelance musician playing in the most important Belgian orchestras such as the Vlaamse Opera, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, De Munt/La Monnaie and Vlaams Radio orkest/Brussels Philharmonic. With these ensembles, he’s made many recordings.
Ariel has given concerts in the most important concert halls of Europe and America, including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikverein and the Concerthaus (Vienna), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Bozar and Flagey Studio 4 (Brussels) and the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires).
A. Eberstein owns a Paolo Maglia double bass and a H. Pfretchner bow.