Read more about world-reknown bassist Jeff Bradetich, the founder and president of the Bradetich Foundation. Proclaimed by the New York Times as “the master of his instrument,” Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass. Jeff Bradetich. Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman September 23 , Internationally acclaimed double bass virtuoso brings us up to date with.

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At the age of 16 Bradetich gave his professional concerto debut and as noted earlier, at 19 joined the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, one of the leading opera companies in the United States.

Bradetich began his study of the bass at age 10 in the school orchestra program in Eugene, OR studying with Royce Lewis and Dr.

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Both my mother and grandmother were vocal soloists in their churches, so I heard lots of singing when I was young and this had a strong influence on my playing style. You mean there is something else in life besides being a bass player? The next competition will be in Bradetich has transcribed more than solo works.

Interview — Jeff Bradetich. She has opened some doors that we will all benefit from in the future. Ali Kian Yazdanfar United Kingdom: He has produced an instructional video and has recently released a DVD recording of the first Bach cello suite.

Pongsathorn Nowbassist Surapab Japan: View wishlist Shopping Cart: This happens through our International Solo Competition. All bradetihc with unsourced bravetich Articles with unsourced statements from October His concepts of playing, performing, sound production and expression were revolutionary for the bass and every one of my students over the past thirty-two years has benefited from his ideas.

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He gave his professional concerto debut at the age of 16 and was appointed to the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago by age Jeff Bradeitch interview 2. Barry is joined by Jeff Bradetich double bass professor at the University of North Texas and also a former Contrabass Conversations guest to speak with me about this work.

Happy accidents are real gifts, and they can open doors to brradetich future. Jwff has given more than one thousand master classes throughout the world including annual week-long workshops on three continents. The piece recounts the emotional journey of a gifted concert bassist who is longing for love and fire in her music and her life.

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About Episodes Subscribe Blog Contact. I learned an enormous amount from Gary in my brafetich summer study with him and value it as much as my college education. Ha Young Jung Serbia: Love for Music and Endurance in his Blood.

I felt really sorry for him so I volunteered. The Foundation hosted the International Double Bass Solo Competition with the jwff prizes in double bass history. To modern listeners, bel canto is associated with the voices of the venerable vocal giants Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras who sang on the stage of the Chicago Lyric Opera.

You had to pay to rent the other string instruments. Robert Hladky, the cello professor at the University of Oregon. His new book — Double Bass: Robert Hladky, a cello professor at the University of Oregon, became the first instructor to teach Jeff many advanced techniques that applied to the bass and were unknown or unpracticed in the bass world at that time. Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in he has performed more than concerts on five continents including his London debut in Wigmore Hall in Also, when the string teacher came to our school to recruit new players, absolutely no one wanted to play a string instrument.

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From North to South America, from Europe to Asia he is known as an outstanding double bass player and a highly sought-after pedagogue. Once in college, studying the orchestra material with one of the top orchestral bass teachers, Warren Benfield, was a key component to learning and subsequent teaching. How do you help your students find that balance between wanting to be great players on the one hand, and needing to make a living on the other?

He had some bass training with Oscar Zimmerman, but he taught me many advanced techniques in both the right and left hand from the cello that were basically unknown on the bass at that time early s. For one, it was free!

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Retrieved from ” https: He is energetic, always curious, constantly thinks of new projects and accomplishments, builds new platforms and his journey with the bass continues metaphorically and literally. But I did perform once with Victor Wooten.

His new book, Double Bass: The story takes place ten years after Bradeetich was inspired to become an artist from keff studies with retired Tai Chi Master Chen. Lots of hard work, some insightful and dedicated teachers and opportunity that knocked and I answered. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat Other major influences on my early training include having the opportunity to work with Helmuth Rilling, one of the great Bach musicians of our time.