Douglas Aliano

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Douglas Aliano
Douglas Aliano, a native of Long Island and the youngest of five double bassists in his family, began playing the bass at age nine and went on to study at The Juilliard School Pre‐College. In 2012, he received the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York’s Genelle B. Taney Memorial Scholarship, was named a National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts YoungArts Winner, and won the C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival Concerto Competition. Over the last three summers, Douglas has attended the Music Academy of the West, the Pacific Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center. 

An avid chamber musician, he has participated in countless chamber music projects and has partaken in the Juilliard School’s ChamberFest. Recently, Douglas arranged a fully staged performance of Igor Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat featuring dancers and actors of the Juilliard community in an entirely student organized interdivisional collaboration.

He is currently a substitute musician for the Charleston Symphony and the New World Symphony, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Douglas is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School, where he is currently a Master’s candidate studying with Albert Laszlo and is a recipient of a full-tuition Jerome L. Greene Fellowship.

Douglas plays on an instrument made in Cremona, Italy by Giuseppe Ceruti c. 1800