Claus Freudenstein, who is an International Society of Bassists board member and Bassmonster member and who also serves as director of Bavarian Bassdays, will present a short bass recital and lecture/demonstration this coming Saturday about his book MINI-BASS and Minibass Doublebass. The program will include works by Andrés Martin, Simon Garcia, Robert Fuchs, and several transcriptions of Classic Rock songs. More information is available here.
Claus Freudenstein was born in Altötting (Upper Bavaria) on April 25, 1972.
After graduating from secondary school, he worked as a tax official for the state of Bavaria. He started to play the e-bass at the age of 19.
After taking lessons from different teachers for two years, he enrolled at the Bass School of Munich (BSM).
It was only then, at the age of 22, that he discovered the contrabass.
Following in-depth studies with Arpad György and Dorin Marc, at the age of 24 he enrolled at the Leopold Mozart Konservatorium in Augsburg and studied under the tutelage of Franz Maier Musiol. He then continued his studies at the College of Music in Munich and at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium under Thomas Jauch, Matthias Weber and Klaus Trumpf.
He was further inspired by classes held by Frank Reinicke and Francóis Rabbath. (complete bio here)
If you’re not familiar with Claus’ bass playing, check out this cool clip that he created for his website: