Pablo Melcher-Ordonez is a native Seattleite who began studying classical piano at age five and was later introduced to his primary instrument, the double-bass, through the Seattle Public Schools' music programs. With the encouragement from his supportive music teachers such as Anna Doak, Jordan Anderson, and Marcus Tsutakawa, Pablo attended San Francisco Conservatory of Music and later transferred to University of Michigan Ann Arbor to complete his BA in Double-Bass Performance. His teaching method is influenced by his own teachers Margaret Brink, Anna Doak, Jordan Anderson, Scott Pingel, Max Dimoff, Dianna Gannett, Joe Gascho as well as many others encountered in workshops and masterclasses such as Matthew McDonald, Herbert Meyer, Tim Cobb, Doug Balliett, David Allen Moore, Ranaan Meyer, Artem Chirkov, Stephen Tramontozzi, Jeff Bradetich, and many more. Pablo is currently a teacher and freelance musician living in Seattle.
Although he has primarily been an orchestral player focusing on the standard symphonic repertoire, Pablo enjoys variety in music and has played with ballets, musicals, operas, free improv groups, chamber ensembles, baroque improv groups, baroque dances, waltzes, concertos, and more. Aside from the stage of freelancing gigs, you are most likely to find him on stage with the band PAMPA.
If you were to look in Pablo's personal listening playlist right now you would find Mahler, Ladytron, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, J.S. Bach, Bjork, Jason Becker, Beethoven, Gojira, Iron Maiden, Mingus, Pat Metheny, Pink Floyd, Schumann, Couperin, Interpol, Green Day, and even a little My Chemical Romance.
Apart from teaching and performing music, Pablo loves to compose, garden, walk, cook, exercise, meditate, play Starcraft, go to local coffee shops, and of course spend time with family and friends!