Edward Kass

Departure Duo

Edward Kass is a bassist who performs with soprano Nina Guo as Departure Duo. Named semi-finalists in the 2016 Concert Artists Guild competition, the duo performs throughout the US with appearances at Omaha Under The Radar 2017, concerts in New York, Boston, and San Francisco, and upcoming engagements at Yellow Barn and Spoleto Festival USA. The duo actively commissions and performs new works, working toward “30×30,” a project aimed at having 30 hours of soprano/double bass repertoire written by 2030. Kass completed graduate and undergraduate studies at New England Conservatory where he received NEC’s 2015 John Cage Award for Outstanding Contribution to Contemporary Music Performance.

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