A PASSION FOR MUSIC
Kilian was born in 1988 in Caracas, Venezuela, into a family of musical and visual artists. With a world-renowned pianist/ composer uncle (Carlos Duarte) and a heavy metal drummer for a cousin, he discovered the bass guitar at age 12. Growing up in South Florida, he played in everything from metal groups to jazz big bands and immersed himself in the study of everything from ambient to classical.
A scholarship alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Kilian had the privilege of studying with such bass greats as Matthew Garrison, Janek Gwizdala, Bruce Gertz, and Fernando Huergo among others. To date he has recorded on a dozen albums spanning everything from indie rock to ambient music. Now proficient in bass guitar, upright bass, guitar, banjo, and mandolin, Kilian tries to constantly expand his knowledge of music everyday.
Apart from traditional bass work, Kilian also produces music using only his bass and loop pedals in an attempt to push the instruments potential and musicality.
Kilian has played with Prosthetic records artist Felix Martin since 2009 and has toured both nationally and internationally in support of his projects. Playing with such greats as Scale the Summit, Animals as Leaders, Steve Vai, Tony McAlpine, Monuments, Tesseract, Mestis and many many more. He also played in Off Braodway productions of Rent, Shrek: The Musical, The Fully Monty, Lucky Stiff, and Honk Jr among others, He has also played with Grammy winners such as Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, and other artists such as Eren Basbug, Dearest Pinky, Alek Darson and Tim Peck. He also plays corporate GB gigs in the New England area with The Silver Arrow Band.
Since 2015 Kilian is now the official Publicist for Phil Jones Bass. Handling social media, customer relations, and traveling business duties for the company.
Since 2009 Kilian is has been a columnist, reporter, social media administrator, and marketing assistant for Bass Musician Magazine, an all-online bass publication that covers everything bass related. He writes artist interviews, product news, and does video work.
Kilian endorses J Ferro Basses, Darkglass Electronics, Gruv Gear, and Rock Ready products.
SOME OF THE MUSIC VIDEOS I HAVE PARTICIPATED IN – ENJOY!
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ONLY THE BEST AND MOST ADVANCED INSTRUCTION FOR YOU
As an educator, Kilian offers private as well as on-line lessons for anyone from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals.
Bass Guitar Lessons available for players of all levels, from absolute beginners to professionals seeking to enhance and refine their perspective on the instrument. Theory, technique, transcription, reading, and genre studies included. All you need is a bass guitar!
Personal classes available in the Boston area as well as remote classes via Skipe and similar.
For information call me at (561) 305-6957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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FROM BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
— INTERVIEWS —
RIG RUNDOWNS FROM TOP BANDS
Nikki Sixx, SixxA.M. and What the Future Holds
With Bryan Beller
Bass Musician Magazine Featuring Troy Sanders
April 2011 Issue
Phil Jones Bass Cub
Kilian Duarte Visits
the ShapeShifter Lab
Franck Hermanny by Kilian Duarte – Bass Musician Magazine
January 2012 Issue
Interview with Dywane ‘Mononeon’ Thomas Jr.
Of Bread and Circus: How to Handle an Audience that is Not on Your Side
Reviews for the Hammersmith C "White Tuxedo" model as well the the NS design CR-5
Bassist & Guitarist • Composer • Bass Instructor
Marketing & Social Media Specialist
— NEWS —
WHATS GOING ON
As of April 2016, I will now be a distributor for Phil Jones Bass for the state of Massachusetts. If anyone is interested in products through me hit me up at 561.305.6957 or hit me up with the contact form below.
The Pre-Album Realease Tour takes off together with the very talented Sarah Lognfield and The Fine Constant, visit my page or FaceBook for new dates and venues that will be added as they become available.
We hope to see you out there supporting our music!
I hope to be able to give some bass lessons along the way (time permitting) so if you are interested please reach out and I'll do my very best to accommodate you in our schedule.
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