The DoubleBass Workshop


Professor Michael Wolf is a world-class virtuoso, teacher and pedagogue. He has a busy schedule as a soloist, and gives masterclasses worldwide. He has published an acclaimed double bass method book, ‘Principle of Double Bass technique’, available from Schott Music.

 Professor Wolf travels to Ireland regularly to teach on the ‘MA in Classical String Performance’ in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick, and will take time out of his busy schedule after his commitments in Limerick to teach in Galway. We’re delighted to offer this opportunity to get 1-to-1 lessons with a world-class teacher. Please contact Tom Barrett for further details. 

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Phone: +353 87 133 8324

Michael WolfMichael Wolf Biography

Michael Wolf is professor for double bass at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. He was born in New Jersey, U.S.A., and began studying the double bass at the age of nine. When he was thirteen years old, he made his first television appearance as a soloist. He completed his first degree with honours in the biological sciences at the University of Southern California, where he worked and published in the field of cancer research. 

Afterwards, he studied music with Nathaniel Gangursky and became a member of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. He received a Fulbright/DAAD and a Rotary-International scholarship, which brought him to Germany. Before he assumed his position in Berlin, he held a professorship for double bass in the University of Mainz.

His publications include a double bass method. His radio and solo recordings as well as his concert appearances and masterclasses both domestically and abroad have consistently received the highest critical acclaim.

Many of his students now have jobs with leading orchestras worldwide. Information about his teaching profile and other information can be found on his website