Bradetich Master Class

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Bradetich 28th Annual Double Bass Master Classes

June 8-12, 2015

Registration Deadline: May 1 (Late Registration with Fee)

University of North Texas

Bradetich biography, recordings and articles

The Bradetich Master Classes (28th Annual) is one of the longest running events of its kind in the U.S. These classes offer a highly concentrated week of study for aspiring bassists. Participants, who come from four continents as well as all corners of the U.S., receive optimum individual and group instruction in all aspects of double bass playing. The classes include daily two-hour sessions dealing with technique, orchestral repertoire, and the interpretation of solo literature. In addition, bass ensembles are rehearsed throughout the week. All full participants will have the opportunity to perform with piano accompaniment and will be videotaped during the solo classes. The master classes end with a grand finale concert featuring ensemble performances by the participants and solo performances by Jeff Bradetich and Lynn Seaton. These unique master classes are open to well-qualified high school and college students and young professionals. Also welcome are string teachers and older individuals who seek to rejuvenate their love and knowledge of the double bass.

Two levels of participation are available:
Full Participant: Full Participant: (Limit 25) Participate in all sessions and perform in the solo classes. The participants are expected to be able to play three-octave scales; have good knowledge of thumb position; and be able to play solo works at the difficulty level of the Eccles Sonata or the Dragonetti Concerto.
Auditor: No instrument. Will attend all sessions and take part in discussions 


Previous guest artists:

 

Andreas Bennetzen Leading performer and composer from Copenhagen, Denmark

Rachel Calin

Winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition. Recipient of a Karr Foundation Double Bass.

Francisco Catala

One of the premiere solo artists in Spain.

Maximilian Dimoff

Principal double bass of the Cleveland Orchestra. Teacher at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Luis Gomez

Leading Latin American double bass soloist.

David Heyes

Teacher, performer, and publisher from London, England.

Thomas Lederer

Former principal bass of the Dallas Symphony and Double Bass professor at SMU.

Miriam Chong

Bass specialist from Tacoma, Washington.

Mark Morton

Winner of the 1990 ISB Solo Competition and Professor of Bass at Texas Tech University.

David Neubert

Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin and former director of the ISB.

Catalin Rotaru One of the leading soloists in the world. Professor at Arizona State University.

Paul Sharpe

Double bass professor at the North Carolina School of the Arts & formerly at Texas Tech University. Winner of the Aspen Concerto Competition.

Anthony Stoops

Double Bass professor at the University of Oklahoma, Co-winner of the 1995 ISB Solo Competition. Recipient of a Karr Foundation Double Bass.

Hans Sturm

Double bass professor at the University of Nebraska. Jazz recording artist, composer, and world music performer. Former director of ISB.

Dennis Whittaker

Double Bass professor at the University of Houston. Principal of the Houston Grand Opera. Recipient of a Karr Foundation Double Bass.

Irena Olkiewicz

Leading bass teacher and performer in Poland.

Gottfried Engels

Prominent German orchestral performer and teacher.

Sonia Ray

Leading bass advocate, teacher and performer from Brazil.

Daxan Zhang One of the worlds great solo artists. Professor at the University of Texas.

 

For more information, click on the links above for printable flyer or camp registration form, or contact Bass Camp Coordinator at untbasscamp@unt.edu.

 


North Texas Double Bass Camps are proudly sponsored in part by:

Rumano Solano Basses
Pirastro Strings
Robertson and Sons
Kansas City Strings
Cincinnati Bass Cellar
AES Fine Instruments

Lemur Music
David Gage String Instruments
Liben Music
Lisle Violin Shop
Nick Loyd Basses
JD Hill Music