A native of Westchester County in New York, Ian Bracchitta performs as a bassist in the classical, jazz and popular idioms. He is the assistant principal bassist of the Greenville Symphony and principal bassist of the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Ian performs frequently in the bass section of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and performs as a jazz bassist in many of their Pop's programs. He performs with the Charleston (SC) Symphony and in Jazz performances with Dianne Schuur, Kevin Mahogany, Hod O'Brien, Chris Vadalla, John Stowell, The Nelson Riddle and Cab Calloway Orchestras. Ian's jazz trio has performed in the southeast featuring his arrangements. He performs with the New York-based chamber ensemble Synchronicity whose debut recording was released in 2000. The ensemble made its New York City debut at the Merkin Concert Hall in November 2001. He has performed with the national Broadway tours of A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Grease, Victor Victoria, Chicago, The Sound Of Music, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers, The Boyfriend, Annie, Camelot, and Sweet Charity. Ian has appeared with Burt Bacharach, The Fifth Dimension, Martin Short, Shirley Jones, and Carol Channing, among others. Ian has performed on numerous regional commercials and industrial soundtracks and his recording credits include Synchronicity Like Minds, Joe Burke Simply Romantic on Revere records, Oracle Evasive Actions, and Peggy Haden I'm Glad There Is You. Ian was Visiting Lecturer of Double Bass at the University of South Carolina's School of Music from 2002-2005. He is on the adjunct faculties of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Furman University, University of North Carolina-Asheville, Clemson University, and Converse College. He received a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and attended the Westchester Conservatory during High School. Ian has studied with Salvatore Macchia, Donald Palma, Jack Budrow, Orin O'brien, Michael Moore, and William Blossom.