Aaron Olguin

double bass

During his studies with Jeff Bradetich at the University of North Texas, Aaron won the 1st Prize in the double bass senior division of the American String Teacher Association National Solo Competition in 2015. He is also a two-year semi-finalist at the Sphinx International Concerto Competition where he placed second,  won the audience choice award, honorable mention, and was received a grant to tour the US and Canada.

Aaron was also named first prize in the 2018 Ann and Charles Eisemann International concerto competition. This award granted him his debut appearance with the Richardson symphony performing the Andres Martin Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra.

During the summer of 2017, Aaron received his biggest honor to date as the winner of the prestigious International Society of Bassists Solo Competition competing against the top bass players in the world. This award granted him a recital at the ISB Convention at Indiana University in 2019. Following that, at the Orford Music Academy, he was named 3rd place winner among other instrumentalists and won the Orford Music Prize Audience Choice award.

Aaron was also a founding member of the Bassinova Quartet. They released their debut album in 2016 consisting of Beethoven and Shostakovich String Quartets and toured the United States and Canada in the summers of 2016 and 2017.

At the end of his studies, Aaron was appointed Principal bass of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra in Trondheim, Norway, and began with the symphony during their 2019 season.