Emilio Guarino is an eclectic double bassist with a taste for both the old masterworks and more modern flavors of art. Equally at home in the concert hall or club, his repertoire includes everything from the symphonic war horses to radical experimental works, jazz, and his own compositions.
After finishing college, Emilio quickly found a home in the bustling New York City contemporary music scene and is a regular performer with Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, The Curiosity Cabinet, and Ensemble Mise-en. He has worked with with an eclectic blend of performers, composers, and organizations including The Lucerne Festival Academy, Simon Rattle, Heinz Holliger, Matthias Pintscher, Tod Machover, Robert Black (of The Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jean Philipe Wurtz of Ensemble Linea, Brice Pauset, Philippe Leroux, Franck Bedrossian, Raphael Cendo, David Lang, and many more.
Emilio also keeps busy with several of his own projects. His unique solo performances are regularly featured at the EatDrinkListen Festival in St. Louis, his double bass duo with frequent stand partner Dan Merriman will be performing and presenting at the 2015 International Society of Bassist’s Convention at Colorado State University, and his electronic solo project Monat Mai released its first offering in the summer of 2014.