Today’s episode is a short conversation between Jason and Jeff Bradetich about the upcoming 2nd International Double Bass Solo Competition taking place September 1-5, 2017. The application deadline is February 1, and all details can be found here.
Contrabass Conversations will be live on location at the event in September, so expect great coverage of this event in the fall!
Check out Jeff’s previous podcast appearances here.
About the Competition:
The Bradetich Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd International Double Bass Solo Competition, September 1-5, 2017, hosted by the University of North Texas College of Music, in Denton, Texas, USA. The finest solo performers in the world are invited to compete for the most generous awards in double bass history with a first prize valued at more than $30,000 US. The Competition is open to anyone under the age of 35 as of the first day of the competition September 1, 2017, and who has not given a formal New York City debut recital.
The Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition endeavors to identify emerging international artists to provide career advancement and leadership opportunities. A maximum of twenty performers will be invited to participate in the competition including automatic bids to winners of the 2015 ISB, 2016 Sperger and 2016 Koussevitzky Competitions.
About the Bradetich Foundation:
The Bradetich Foundation was established in 2008 with the sole purpose of advancing the performing, teaching and knowledge of the double bass. It represents the vision of founder Jeff Bradetich and the culmination of his 35 years of service to the profession.
The Foundation is dedicated to identifying the top performers in the world and helping to develop their careers through major competitions, debut concerts in New York and London, CD recordings and concert tours.
The educational outreach of the Foundation is a cornerstone of its work. Through instructional and performance DVD’s, concerts for children and older adults, and the promotion of the instrument through traditional and non-traditional media, the Foundation will work to raise the standard of the double bass and improve its standing in the general public.
The Bradetich Foundation will continue to establish and promote workshops and conferences throughout the world, bringing together the top minds in the field to share their artistry, philosophies and experience to the next generation of bass players.
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