Jan Alm

Senior Lecturer

Academy of Music and
Visiting address
Fågelsången 1
41256 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 210
40530 Göteborg

About Jan Alm

Double Bass

Jan Alm, born 1955, studied double bass with Ferdinand Lipa, Göteborg Sweden and Klaus Stoll, Berlin.

Jan has been Assistant Principal of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra since 1986. The same year he was appointed teacher of double bass at the University of Gothenburg, nowAcademy of Music and Drama. Jan has also been a visiting teacher in Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal Collage of Music in London, besides being part of yearly Bass Club courses in London since 1999. Jan Alm has composed music for double bass and is also the publisher of pedagogic material available at Apart from teaching Double Bass Jan has seminars on orchestral music and chamber music as a regular part of his work with the University.

Publications include: 1984 Quartet for 4 double basses no 1; first published by Gehrmans förlag, Stockholm, later by Almusik AB • Recorded by Frankfurter Bass Quartet and Bottesini double bass quartet. 2001 Quartet for double basses no 2 2004 ABC Trios for Double Bass or Cello 2006 Dance of Cranes, Slow Sea and other pieces for Electric Bass solo and Symphony Orchestra • Recorded by Magnus Rosén and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Naxos CD “Past Future”. 2007 A cycle of fourteen settings of poems by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson for piano string Quartet and harp. 2011 Quartet for Salamanca, Bass Quartet 2016 Klaus Stoll Cadenzas for Double Bass 2017 Bow Works by Caroline Emery, Progressive technique for double bass 2017 Two Poems for Solo Double Bass, string orchestra & harp. Also for Bass and Piano. • Recorded by Marcus E. Gaved and LGT Young soloists. “Nordic Dream” Sony Music, RCA red seal. 2019 Fractal Fingering by David Allen Moore. A scalable concept of fingerboard geography for DB