I had the pleasure of being guest artist for the 2018 Las Vegas Bass Workshop last month. This annual event began nineteen years ago and attracts a crowd of 60-70 bassists from the Clark County schools. It is sponsored by the Nevada chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and it’s a great example of the high-quality string teaching taking place in the Las Vegas area.Continue Reading …
I had the pleasure of being a teacher and performer for the XII Encuentro Latinoamericano de Contrabajos, which took place in Tijuana, Mexico from October 28 – November 2, 2017.
This event was organized and hosted by my wonderful friend and colleague Andrés Martín, who began the festival over a decade ago as part of his Contrabajos de Baja California organization. It was a fantastic week of friendship, learning, and inspiration. Continue Reading …
3rd Central American Bass Festival in Guatemala and Masterclasses with Concert in Tegucigalpa/Honduras – A trip into a mysterious world – by Claus Freudenstein
It is August 8th 2017, when I start my trip to Guatemala and Honduras. I´m invited to perform and to teach at the Central American Bass Festival in Antigua/Guatemala and at the Conservatory of Tegucigalpa/Honduras.
What an amazing week it has been here at the 2017 International Bradetich Competition! I spent the whole week soaking up the music from these talented contestants, and I left the event feeling inspired and energized.
Here are the final results for the competition:
- 1st Place – Dominik Wagner
- 2nd Place – Szymon Marciniak
- 3rd Place – Marek Romanowski
- Honorable Mention – Mikyung Seong
- Audience Favorite – Dominik Wagner
- Online Favorite – Mikyung Seong