Barry Lieberman is now in his twenty-fourth year as double bass faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He began his career at age twenty-one as Principal Bass of the Winnipeg Symphony. In 1976, Zubin Mehta appointed him Associate Principal Bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a post he held for seventeen years. Mr. Lieberman has been a regular performer with Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire, the International Festival in Seattle, Bravo Colorado, Bargemusic, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Mostly Mozart. Mr. Lieberman performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, both in New York City and on tour in Europe. Additionally, Mr. Lieberman has performed with many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Pierre Boulez and Sir Simon Rattle (both in orchestral and chamber music settings), Erich Leinsdorf, Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Barenboim, Georg Solti, Eugene Ormandy, Claudio Abbado, and Kurt Sanderling, amongst many others. He has performed chamber music with artists including Emmanuel Ax, James Galway, Lynn Harrell, Pinchas Zuckerman, Glenn Dicterow, Yefim Bronfman, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Jaime Laredo. Mr. Lieberman recently launched his own YouTube Chanel with a series of tutorials on orchestral double bass solos as well as a four-part series of interviews with the legendary Gary Karr. (YouTube/BarryLieberman) Mr. Lieberman is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He and his wife, Maria Larionoff, the former Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, live with their rescue Golden Retriever Pamina in a house remodeled and decorated by Mr. Lieberman in perfect mid-century modern style.
Barry Lieberman speaking at SOR concert