Double Bassist Eleonore Oppenheim recently completed her graduate studies at the Yale University School of Music and just finished touring with the Philip Glass Ensemble as part of "book of longing. " 

     She is dedicated to playing new works by living composers from a variety of genres, and has commissioned and premiered a wide range of pieces for the double bass by young and emerging composers including Jenny Olivia Johnson, Florent Ghys, Douglas Fisk, Wil Smith, Missy Mazzoli, and Eric km Clark.
    Eleonore has appeared onstage at the Spoleto USA Festival, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at Mass MoCA, the Ravinia Festival, the Luminato Festival (Toronto), the Symphony in a Barn Festival (Durham, Ontario), the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Norfolk, CT), and the Ear Department Festival at Merkin Hall and the Lincoln Center Festival in her hometown of New York City.  
    In addition to performing a multitude of different types of music, she writes her own music, sometimes for solo and multitracked double bass, sometimes for chamber ensembles and other collections of instruments.   In her pieces for solo bass, she tries to use every part of the instrument, bowing, plucking and using the body of the bass as a percussion instrument.  her writing reflects her love of music from disparate sources; the child of jazz musicians, eleonore grew up saturated in everything from early bebop, free jazz and soul to salsa,  classical music,  klezmer and traditional music from India and West Africa.  
    She has played with numerous chamber ensembles as well as sharing a stage with Meredith Monk, Edgar Meyer, and Dan Zanes among others.   She also performs with Georgia/New York-based bands the Instruments, Victrola, Rusty Limited Co., and  Passenger Fish.