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21st Annual Pirastro Strings
Virtual Elite Soloist Program
for Double Bass

May 22-31st, 2024

Application Deadline: April 8th

Application Fee: $50

Tuition: FREE

University of North Texas - Online

Instructors: Jeff Bradetich

with Guest Artist Teacher: Dominik Wagner

The 21st Annual Pirastro Strings Virtual Elite Soloists Program will accept only 5 participants to study with Jeff Bradetich in a virtual environment. Last summer’s virtual program brought students together from five continents. 


Special Guest: International Solo Artist Dominik Wagner, winner of the 2nd Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition. 


This program offers free tuition and the Pirastro company will supply participants with free strings of their choice. The schedule for this highly individualized program includes: Daily private lessons, solo master classes and a final virtual concert. This program is designed for aspiring young artists and professional orchestra players.  


To qualify, participants must have three major solo works ready for study and one for performance. 

Former participants currently perform in: Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Singapore Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Denmark and many others. 


To apply, fill out the application and upload a video of you performing 3 different solo works of your choosing by April 8th, 2024


Fees: Application Fee $50, Free Tuition, Virtual Program 

We thank our sponsors and donors!

Your support and generous contributions make a significant impact, enabling us to offer multiple scholarships for our programs. Without your help, these opportunities for aspiring individuals might not be possible. We deeply appreciate your commitment to making education and enrichment accessible to a wider audience. Thank you for being a crucial part of our mission and for helping us empower individuals through education and scholarship opportunities.

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