Catalin Rotaru

Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405

Biography

Catalin Rotaru, double bass, joined the School of Music at Arizona State University in 2005. Mr. Rotaru is in demand as a performer and clinician throughout the world. He is a graduate of the National University of Music from Bucharest, Romania and holds a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously he was associate professor of double bass and jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, taught at Millikin University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He served as associate principal bass in the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, principal bass in the Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra of Bucharest, associate principal and principal bass in Sinfonia Da Camera, and principal bass of the Orchestra Sinfonica Europea. He received the second prize at the 1997 International Society of Bassists Solo Division Competition and the Jury's Special Award for the best performance of the required piece at that competition. He was the winner of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Debut Recital Award in 1997, the Central Illinois Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters Award in 1996 and in 2013, was honored with the “Recognition award for Solo Performance” by the International Society of Bassists. Mr. Rotaru’s debut solo CD, entitled “Bass*ic Cello Notes” was released by Summit Records in March 2007 and in 2010 released his second CD entitled “Juliana D’Agostini + Catalin Rotaru which was recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2012, Mr. Rotaru recorded his third CD, in collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra of Paraguay, which includes the world premiere of a double bass performance of the famous violin concerto no. 5 by W.A. Mozart and in 2014 he released a special CD/DVD package with works by Frank Proto which includes the world premiere recording of Proto’s Sonata no. 2 dedicated to him. For the last several years, Rotaru has been a frequent solo performer as recitalist or guest soloist with numerous symphony orchestras and gave master classes at many prestigious institutions and festivals in United States, Asia, Europe and South America. Mr. Rotaru performs on a modern instrument made in Italy by Luciano Golia and a bow made by Marco Pasquino, and is a Pirastro Strings endorsing artist. 

Education

  • Masters degree. Music Performance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • National University of Music from Bucharest, Romania 

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 551 Repertoire
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 481 Performance-Pedagogy/Materials
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 581 Performance Pedagogy/Materials
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 551 Repertoire
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 551 Repertoire
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 481 Performance-Pedagogy/Materials
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 581 Performance Pedagogy/Materials
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
MUP 111 Studio Instruction
MUP 121 Studio Instruction
MUP 127 Studio Instruction
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 321 Studio Instruction
MUP 327 Studio Instruction
MUP 479 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 511 Studio Instruction
MUP 521 Studio Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 579 Chamber Music Ensembles
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance

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