Milton Masciadri, bass
Milton Masciadri is Distinguished Univetsity Professor of Double Bass at the University of Georgia, where he has been a member of the music faculty since 1984 and principal Bass of the Augusta Symphony since 1985. Masciadri is a frequent recitalist and soloist with major symphony orchestras in Europe, Asia, North America, Central America and South America. In 2009 Dr. Masciadri received the title of Distinguished University Professor of the University of Georgia, and he also holds the title of "Accademico" of the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, Italy – Europe’s oldest musical educational institution. He has been awarded the Brazilian Medal of Honor for Academic Achievements for his musical and educational services to the people of Brazil, is listed in the “International Who's Who in Music”, in 1998 was designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace and in 2011 he received the Knighthood honor of the designation of Cavaglieri di San Marco in Venice. In 2015 Masciadri was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci World Award for the Arts by the world Cultura Council, first musician to receive the award since its inception and in 2016 the University of Georgia Awarded him the SEC Academic Achiemvement Award. Masciadri performes on a 320 years old Testore double bass, appears in the International Who’s Who in Music and has solo recordings on DMR, ACA, Fondazione & Sinfonica Labels.