Travis Harrison, double bass

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Travis Harrison, double bass

Hailing from Toronto, Travis Harrison is Professor of Double Bass at the University of Ottawa, who performs regularly as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician. Recent engagements have been as guest Principal Bass of both the National Arts Centre and Canadian Opera Company Orchestras; and with Ottawa’s Chamberfest, Saskatoon’s Ritornello Festival, Sweetwater Festival in Owen Sound, and London’s Magisterra Soloists. 

His deep love of music led him to serve the bass community as a Board Chair of the International Society of Bassists since 2017; and co-author “The Canadian School of Double Bass'' technique books with his mentor Joel Quarrington. He can be heard in a wide range of recordings, from the National Arts Centre’s new Brahms Symphonic cycle, to legendary jazz musician Don Thompson’s “Quartet ‘89”, to the rock band Weezer’s album “Hurley”. 

He proudly performs on a bass commissioned from Montreal master luthier Mario Lamarre and bows by Ottawa’s Bernard Walke. Visit for more details.

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