"Silence followed the final note as Jeff Bradetich completed an encore...those seconds of stillness were a tribute: When something is perfect, you can't bear to let it end."
- Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon)
"Jeff Bradetich used the double bass to give a lesson in musical phrasing that would have been valuable...to anybody who has an interest in stringing notes together to make music."
- Austin American-Statesman (Texas)
"His playing had force and elegance, and he produced a remarkably clean, clear sound."
- New York Times
May 10, 2013Raffle 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, 2013Bradetich 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, 2013Congratulations 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
March 6, 2013Solano Basses Sponsors the North Texas Bass Camps
We are pleased to announce the major sponsor for the North Texas Bass Camps, June 10th-14th, is Rumano Solano Basses. Mr. Solano will be present all week with a new line of basses for sale. All proceeds benefit the Bradetich Foundation. Mr. Bradetich performs on a Solano bass as do a number of the top young bass artists.
Please check out Mr. Solano's website to view his extraordinary line of basses. http://solanobasses.com/
January 13, 2013Showcase Sponsors
Thank you to Upton Bass, D'Addario and Robertson and Son's Violins for sponsoring† the Bradetich Foundation Classical Showcase (BFCS) on Bass on the Broadband. Tomorrow will air the 1st showcase of 2013 and is titled, "Happy New Music". The BFCS airs every Sunday at 9-12 Eastern time, 6-9am Pacific time and 15-18:00 European time. You can tune in by logging onto: http://www.bassonthebroadband.com
December 14, 2012Raffle Winner!
Congratulations to Lisa Lettie for winning the set of D'Addario Kaplan Double Bass Strings! Your strings will be shipped Monday!
Thanks so all who participated in this months raffle.† We will announce the next raffle soon! Stay tuned :)
November 3, 2012Sunday Nov 11th-Bradetich Foundation Classical Showcase
Hello Friends! We are happy to announce the official launch of the Bradetich Foundation Classical Showcase will be Sunday Nov. 11th on Bass on the Broadband at 9-12 Eastern time, 6-9am Pacific time and 15-18:00 European time. The shows will also be podcast so that they can be replayed at any time. Please tune in and enjoy!!!
September 12, 2012Artem Chirkov's USA Schedule:
Sept. 13th - Bringham Young University, College of Music
Master Class @ 5pm
Sept. 14th - Bringham Young University, College of Music
Recital @ 6pm
Sept. 16th - The 12th Annual Rocky Mountain String Bass Festival
Technique Class @ 2:15pm
Recital @ 5:30pm Grusin Music Hall of the CU College of Music
Sept. 17th @ 7pm Master Class
CU College of Music, room C-199, the Chamber Hall.
Sept. 18th - University of North Texas College of Music
Master Class @ 7:30pm
Sept. 21st - The Austin Bassfest 2012
held at Butler School of Music, The University of Texas at Austin
Recital @ 8pm- Studio (MRH 2.628)
Sept. 22nd - Master Class @ 1pm
Sept. 23rd - San Francisco Conservatory
Master Class @ 11am
Sept. 24th - KNUTH HALL San Francisco State University
Recital @ 7pm
September 10, 2012the Strad Magazine
The Strad Magazine is offering an exclusive discount for Bradetich Foundation and North Texas Bass Camp Students to SAVE 86%!!! The Bradetich Foundation is thankful for the continued support from The Strad and their generous offer. Please read through the offer and we encourage you to take advantage of this great discount.
July 24, 2012Silent Auction Thank You's!!
A BIG THANK YOU to the following companies and individuals who donated to our silent auction at the North Texas Bass Camps. All money raised helped benefit the Bradetich Foundation and provided scholarships to students to attend the bass camps.† Thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all you do!! Roberston & Sons Violins, D'Addario Bowed Strings, Howard Core, David Gage String Instruments,† Reunion Blues,† Kolstein Violins, Connolly Music,† KC Strings, The Strad Magazine, Strings Magazine, ISB, FWSO American Festival Tickets,† Bow Rehair by Joel MacMillian, Penders Music and Private lessons from Jeff Bradetich, Gudrun Raschen, Lynn Seaton and Brian Perry.
July 1, 2012Reminiscences of the 20th Century on Classical Connect
Classical Connect is a fantastic website dedicated to classical music. We are pleased to announce that you can listen to Artem Chirkov's CD, Reminiscences of the 20th Century and read a wonderful article about Chirkov and the Bradetich Foundation on http://www.classicalconnect.com/node/6986
Take a look and listen..and spread the word on Classical Connect!
February 23, 2012Denton Documentary Award
Hello Everyone! We are happy to announce that Bass: Beyond Limitation won the Denton Documentary Award at the Thin Line Film Fest! The Denton Record Chronicle did a great article on the Thin Line Film Fest and featured our film, Bass: Beyond Limitation, Jeff Bradetich and the filmmaker, Andy LaViolette. http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_thinline_0220.493e13b81.html
Thank you all for your support!
January 26, 2012Bass: Beyond Limitation
We are excited to announce that the Bradetich International Double Bass Solo Competition documentary dvd, Bass: Beyond Limitation, has been accepted into the, Thin Line Film Fest! Thin Line Film Fest is an international documentary film festival held in Denton, TX. and runs for 11 days.
Bass: Beyond Limitation will be shown on Fri. Feb. 17th at 8pm.† Please check out the, Thin Line Film Fest, website for more information. http://www.2012.thinlinefilmfest.com/
We're even featured on their homepage! Just click on our documentary and it will take you to all the info for the screening of, Bass: Beyond Limitation!
January 17, 2012Happy New Year!
Hello All and Happy New Year! Can you believe it..here we are in the year 2012 and guess what? We are still finding that the majority of string/orchestra competitions do not include the double bass. How could this be?? Well, there's good news. We are continuously working on exciting initiatives and events and one of them is the next Bradetich International Double Bass Solo Competition, which will take place in 2014.† Details of the competition will† be announced in the Fall on this year to give everyone plenty of time to prepare. Stay Tuned!
November 4, 2011Congratulations!
Earlier this week, the University of North Texas honored our very own Jeff Bradetich with the Creative Impact Award. This is a campus wide competition and Jeff was one of three that was nominated. It's wonderful that Jeff is being recognized for all his hard work and dedication to his students, the Bradetich Foundation and the University of North Texas.† Jeff's continuous contributions, expertise and creativity have a worldwide impact on how we view, hear and play the double bass.
Congratulations Jeff...play on!
Tammy Jo Leonard
Executive Director / Bradetich Foundation
October 4, 2011Thank You!!
We are thrilled to announce that the results are in from the Sept.15th, Get Up and Give Day! Thanks to all of you amazing double bass lovers, the† Bradetich Foundation brought in $9,425.00 with DonorBridge matching $.097 to every dollar!
We couldn't have done it without your unbelievable support for the double bass and the Bradetich Foundation. Just like all donations to the foundation, every dollar is put toward our mission by continuing our† work in performance, education and outreach so that children and adults alike will have an opportunity to experience the joys of the double bass.
We thank you so much for helping make this years Get Up and Give Day a huge success!
September 12, 2011Save the Date- Sept. 15th!
This Thursday- Sept. 15th, we all have the opportunity to help the Bradetich Foundation continue its mission. We have been accepted to participate in the,"Get Up and Give" , campaign where DonorBridge will partially match all gifts above $25.00 to the Bradetich Foundation. This will happen for One Day Only from 7am - 7pm (central time) on Thursday, September 15th.
All donations must be made online through the† DonorBridge website, search for "Bradetich Foundation" and then hit the "Donate Now" link.
Thank you very much for helping us to benefit from this great opportunity.
September 12, 2011Pirastro Strings
The Bradetich Foundation would like to give a special thanks to Pirastro Strings for their continued sponsorship for the Elite Soloist Program. The Pirastro Strings sponsorship provides for free tuition, room and board for the 5 students selected by audition to study with Jeff Bradetich. Daily lessons and solo classes are held in a highly individualized program with a focus on developing an artistís level approach to solo performance.
July 18, 2011North Texas Bass Camps
North Texas Bass Camps was a huge success! We want to thank everyone who attended the bass camp and especially those who donated to our silent auction:
D'Addario Music Foundation
D'Addario Bowed Strings
Robertson and Sons Violin Shop †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Also a very big thank you to, Kari Battaglia, Jack Unzicker and Lyris Hung.† Kari Battaglia helped tremendously in putting an amazing silent auction and reception together!† Jack Unzicker captured fantastic photos from the North Texas Bass Camp that you can view and purchase through his website: www.jackunzicker.zenfolio.com
Lyris Hung, the D'Addario Bowed Strings Specialist, gave an exceptional presentation to the campers on the construction and manufacturing of double bass strings.
We hope you all had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you next year at the North Texas Bass Camps!
North Texas Bass Camps:
June 13, 15 and 17 at the University of North Texas College of Music.
On the 13th a combined concert featuring Lynn Seaton and the Backwater Opera Band, Recital Hall at 7 pm.
On the 15th is the faculty recital of the teachers at the North Texas Bass Camps including Jessica Gilliam Valls, Jack Unzicker, Gudrun Raschen, Carlos Gaviria, Jeff Bradetich and a special jazz presentation by Drew Phelps, Recital Hall 7:30 pm.
On Friday the 17th is the Bass Bash Grand Finale concert featuring all of the participants of the North Texas Bass Camps (some 80+ students) performing in ensembles and en mass. It is quite the spectacle!!! 7:30 concert in Voertman Concert Hall with a Silent Auction preceding the concert.
The Recital Hall and Voertman Hall are locate in the College of Music at UNT,
415 Ave. C, Denton 76203.
All concerts are free and open to the public.