May 10, 2013 Raffle Winner!
Congratulations to BENJAMIN DEARMAN on winning the set of Kaplan Double Bass Strings!!! Thanks so much to all who entered the raffle and supporting the Bradetich Foundation. Stayed tuned for the next raffle coming soon!!!
*A big thank you to our sponsor, D'Addario Bowed Strings*
May 2, 2013 Bradetich Master Class Schedule 2013
Here it is...the schedule for the 26th annual Bradetich Master Class June 10-14th!
CLICK HERE to VIEW MASTER CLASS SCHEDULE
April 9, 2013 Congratulations to the winners of the ASTA National Solo Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the ASTA National Solo Competition!! The Grand Prize co-winners are Sihao He, cello; and Heran Yang, double bass.
Heran played on a Solano Double Bass!
Double Bass-Senior Division
Heran Yang, Denton, TX - Teacher: Jeffrey Bradetich
Double Bass-Junior Division
Yi Hsuan, Natick, MA -Teacher: Pascale Delache-Feldman
Below is a list of Double Bass Competitors and their Teachers for the Junior and Senior Division:
Yi Hsuan Chiu
Teacher: Pascale Delache-Feldman
Teacher: Dan Swaim
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Teacher: Diana Gannett
Teacher: Jeffrey Bradetich
New Haven, Connecticut
Teacher: Donald Palma
Teacher: Jeffrey Bradetich
The Bradetich Foundation Classical Showcase
Internet radio for classical bass to launch November 11, 2012 on www.bassonthebroadband.com
The Bradetich Foundation is proud to announce that it is joining forces with Bassonthebroadband to launch Classical Showcase on Sunday, November 11, 2012. This weekly internet radio broadcast solely for the classical double bass will reach all corners of the world featuring the performing of leading artists of our time, legends, young stars, competition winners and many more.
www.bassonthebroadband.com is the brain-child of Brian Bromberg, Grammy award winning electric bassist. His radio broadcasts currently run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week focusing primarily on electric bass and jazz upright styles. The Bradetich Foundation Classical Showcase will integrate classical bass into the programming.
The broadcasts will air on Sundays from 9-12 Eastern time, 6-9am Pacific time and 16-19:00 European time. The shows will also be podcast and available at this web site so that they can be replayed at any time.
Please share this information with all of your friends, colleagues, students and those outside of the bass world who will appreciate great music making.
The first broadcast will feature the following artists: Badila, Chirkov, Iuga, Karr, Levinson, Martin, McTier, Meyer, Quarrington, Rabbath, Rotaru and Zhang.
November 11, 2012 Play List
November 18, 2012 Play List
November 25, 2012 Play List
December 2, 2012 Play List
December 9, 2012 Play List
Decemeber 16, 2012 Play List
December 23, 2012 Play List
January 6, 2013 Play List - repeat broadcast of "Chamber Bass" from Dec. 16
January 13, 2013 Play List "Happy New Music"
January 20, 2013 Play List Repeat of Dec. 2, 2012
January 27, 2013 Play List "The Art of the Transcription"
February 3, 2013 Play List "All Bottesini"
February 10, 2013 Play List, "The Double Bass - 1998 Radio Show"
February 17, 2013 Play List "The Schubert Arpeggione Sonata"
February 24, 2013 Play List "The Sonata Part III"
March 3, 2013 Play List- repeat broadcast "Happy New Music"
March 10, 2013 Play List "The Bass Ensemble"
March 17, 2013 Play List "250 Years of Original Repertoire"
March 24, 2013 Play List- repeat broadcast
March 31, 2013 Play List "The Art of the Transcription" - repeat broadcast
April 7, 2013 Play List "All Bottesini"- repeat broadcast
May 5, 2013 Play List "Classical Showcase"
May 12, 2013 Play List "The Bass Ensemble" - repeat broadcast
May 19, 2013 Play List
Playlists for future broadcasts will be posted on this site.
November 11, 2012 The State of Bass
November 18, 2012 The Sonata
November 25, 2012 The Sonata, Part II
December 2, 2012 The Concerto
December 9, 2012 The State of Bass II
December 16, 2012 Chamber Bass
December 23, 2012 Christmas Special
January 14, 2013 Happy New Music
January 27, 2013 The Art of Transcription
February 3, 2013 All Bottesini
February 10, 2013 The Double Bass - 1998 Radio Show
February 17, 2013 The Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
February 24, 2013 The Sonata Part III
March 10, 2013 The Bass Ensemble
March 17, 2013 250 Years of Original Repertoire
May 5, 2013 Classical Showcase
How to submit a CD
Recordings of solo bass, bass and piano, and small ensemble works featuring the bass are all welcome. To submit a CD for possible broadcast, please include a recording of radio quality performance (studio or live) along with a short bio on the double bass performer(s), email address and cell phone number, and send to: Bradetich Foundation, 1155 Union Circle #310143, Denton, TX 76203, USA.
Artem Chirkov New York Debut
Artem Chirkov gave his New York debut on December 10th in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as winner of the inaugural Bradetich Foundation International Solo Competition. He presented a program of incredible breadth, ranging from Sperger to Proto with much Russian music in between. Mr. Chirkov plays with a mature artistry, focusing on long sustained lines with an infinite variety of col ors. His playing is bold and heartfelt in the grand tradition of Russian string playing yet he is capable of conjuring the most intimate of expressions that reflect an inner spirit of joy and playfulness.
He concluded the program with charm and panache as he performed an encore of "Walkin Broadway". He was accompanied by his pianist/wife Mavzhida Gimaletdinova who is a refined and sensitive artist in her own right.
Prior to the New York debut at Weill Recital Hall, Artem and once again accompanied by his lovely wife, Mavzhida gave a fantastic Master Class at David Gage String Instruments. Students and double bass lovers drove in from as far as Philly to participate in the class and listen to Artem as he taught his beautiful knowledge of the double bass. We want to thank David and Judy Gage for hosting this wonderful event.
Together, the Chirkov's CD Reminiscences of the 20th Century was released at their New York debut concert. The CD was part of their Gold Medal prize at the Bradetich Foundation Competition and includes many of the compositions performed at their New York debut including works by:
Glazunov, Gadjos, Rachmaninoff, Petrov, Proto, Piazzolla, Shostakovich, and Rabbath. A bonus track of two movements of the Proto Sonata 1963 with improvised drum set and vibraphone is included.
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 30 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 DVDís, 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.
Thank you for visiting our website and supporting the love and passion for music. The double bass makes the world a better place.