The Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition
The Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition endeavors to identify emerging international artists to provide career advancement and leadership opportunities. The finest solo performers in the world are invited to compete for the most generous awards in double bass history with a first prize valued at more than $30,000 US. The Competition is open to anyone under the age of 35 as of the first day of the competition, and who has not given a formal New York City debut recital. A maximum of twenty performers are invited to each competition.
The inaugural competition was held in 2010, with the second held in September of 2017, both at the University of North Texas College of Music. The Foundation's goal is to hold this competition every five years, with the next one tentatively planned for 2022.
These competitions would not be possible without the help and cooperation of the University of North Texas College of Music, as well as the support of our main sponsors: Rumano Solano, Pirastro Strings, and Robertson & Son Violin Shop.