The Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China held its Third Double Bass Competition, November 17-21, 2009. 34 participants from 13 conservatories and orchestras nationwide competed in two groups, ages 19 to 30 and age 18 and younger. Entrants played concerto repertoire by Bottesini, Dragonetti, Dittersdorf, Françaix, Koussevitzky, Rota and Vanhal.
The jury included Massimo Giorgi (Italy), Liu Peiyan, Wei Baozheng, Zhu Gongqi and Zong Bo (chair). The director of the double bass teaching and research group at the Central Conservatory, Professor Chen Ziping, was in charge of the competition. Winners of the junior group were: 1st prize, Jiang Can and Li Gengfeng; 2nd prize, Deng Fangting and Liu Tianyao; and 3rd prize, Zhang Jianze. The winners of the senior group were: 1st prize, Lv Chengyin; 2nd prize, Xv Jingying and Zhang Tianshu; and 3rd prize, Cai Jieqi and Li Na. Professor Massimo Giorgi held masterclasses and played a recital as the grand finale of the competition. For more information go to http://basschina.com.
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