Harish Kumar

Newly based out of Helsinki, Finland- Harish Kumar enjoys a varied career as a performer and educator. This past season he has performed with the Oulu Sinfonia in Oulu, Finland and this fall he is playing with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared with the Oregon Symphony and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. 

Born and raised in New Jersey, Harish began his studies on the violin at the age of 4 and turned to the double bass in high school. He completed his Bachelor’s at Rice University with Paul Ellison after which we was awarded the Wagoner Foreign Study Fellowship to study in Paris. After earning a Certificat d’Enseignement from the Institut International François Rabbath, Harish returned to the States to complete graduate studies with David Allen Moore at the University of Southern California. He has performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School, NJO-Dutch Ensemble and Orchestral Academy and Domaine Forget. Harish has also studied with Peter Lloyd, Ali Yazdanfar and Nicholas Walker. Additionally, Harish has taught at various schools and workshops at Santa Monica High School and Los Contrabajos de Baja California. Currently he performs on a ISB Instrument Competition Gold Medal double bass by American maker Daniel Hachez and a modern French bow by bassist/archetier Jordan Scapinello.

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