Foundation News
September 20, 2017 Congratulations!
We still can't get over how amazing the 2nd Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition was in September. Thank you to everyone who helped make the competition an extraordinary event that was seen and appreciated worldwide.
Congratulations to the Prize Winners
1st Prize: Dominik Wagner
2nd Prize: Szymon Marciniak
3rd Prize: Marek Romanoski
Honorable Mention: Mikyung Soung
Special Recognition: Sam Suggs

August 14, 2017 31st Annual Bradetich Master Classes

Master Class dates are June 18-22, 2018 and early registration will begin in January 2018.

August 14, 2017 15th Annual Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists

The Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program will be in early June, 2018 and will accept only 5 participants to study with Jeff Bradetich for an intense week of lessons, solo master classes and performances. Thanks to the generous support of Pirastro Strings, this program offers free tuition, room and board. The Pirastro company will also supply participants with free strings. Application are due by March 1st, 2018
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The Bradetich Foundation Classical Showcase

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. 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
May 26, 2013 Play List "The Art of the Transcription"
June 3, 2013 Play List "All Bottesini"
June 9, 2013 Play List "Chamber Music"

June 16, 2013 Play List (repeat of May 5th)
June 23, 2013 Play List
July 14th 2013 Playlist- 1998 Radio Show
July 21, 2013 Play List "The Schubert Arpeggione Sonata"
July 28, 2013 Play List "The Sonata Part III"
October 6, 2013 Play List "Concerto Part II"
October 20, 2013 Play List "Russia - Fable and Bach"
Read Along for Oct. 20th -THE KINGDOM OF IBBI OBBI (text)

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 Potpourri

May 19, 2013 Potpourri

Oct. 6, 2013 The Concerto Part II

Oct. 20, 2013 Russia Fable and Bach

Oct. 27, 2013 Tango

Nov. 17, 2013 Brahms and Shostakovich

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.