About my Music

My Goal

My goal as a bassist and composer is to find where the essence of the music lies, no matter the complexity of it,  and bring it forward so its available to everyone. I truly believe that no art form should be isolated from the others. Music should relate to images, stories and emotions. I write music I would like to listen to, hoping someone will like it too.

To become better with my instrument and broader in my musical knowledge, every day.

My Journey

I am a doublebassist and composer cur­rently liv­ing between Copenhagen and Lis­bon, try­ing to learn and play as much as I can. I’m starting my Performance Master's degree at the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Denmark. Last year I released my second album as a leader called "Truth Has To Be Given In Riddles".

The first one is called "Whatever It Is You're seeking, Won't Come In The Form You're Expecting"

I studied doublebass at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and graduated in 2010. Had some great teachers there and had the opportunity to study privately with great musicians such as John Clayton, Reuben Rogers, Larry Grenadier, Clemens Van Der Feen and Alejandro Erlich-Oliva. I won a couple of prizes and had the oppor­tu­nity to play at some of the biggest venues and festivals around the world.

Personal Info

  • [email protected]
  • joaohasselberg.bandcamp.com


Projects I work with regularly


João Hasselberg

This is my own band where we play the music I write. We've recorded 2 albums so far.

Luisa Sobral

A great Portuguese singer-songwriter!


Duo with the amazing pianist Luis Figueiredo. Check our Facebook Artist Page.

Spyros Manesis Trio

Piano trio featuring Greek pianist Spyros Manesis and Latvian drummer Kaspars Kurdeko. Check out our first record "Undelivered Letter"

Subtractive Colors

Music for a medium size ensemble written by Desidério Lazaro  

Listen to my music

Music Lab


4 days ago
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Sessão de fotos com a Teresa Q para o disco com o Pedro Branco! Foto da Ines Evangelista

6 days ago
George Steiner on the meaning of music


Philosopher, linguist and writer Georges Steiner lectures at the 2010 Nexus Conference in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw 'What's Next for the West?' on the subj...

1 week ago
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A acabar de misturar o disco!

3 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

Este é o Pedro Branco❤️ para além de ser uma pessoa muito especial, escreve também música muito especial. 😘
Acabámos uma sessão de gravação muito bonita e intensa! É um privilégio ... See more

4 weeks ago
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Ready to go!
Today we record João Haaselberg & Pedro Branco

4 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

Today we record Joao Hasselberg & Pedro Branco!

1 month ago
Timeline Photos

Tonight Santos/Hasselberg/Toscano/Pereira @ Hot Clube

1 month ago
João Hasselberg & Pedro Branco

Ensaio 1 para a gravação com o Pedro Branco!

1 month ago
João Hasselberg & Pedro Branco

A ensaiar com o convidado especialíssimo Albert Cirera.
Gravacao na próxima semana ❤️

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