Foundation News
April 28, 2017 Early Registration Deadline May 2nd!

Hello Friends!
Early registration deadline is May 2nd for the North Texas Double Bass Camps. We are filling up so SIGN UP NOW before the price increases!
The Bradetich Master Classes: June 20th-24th
The Beginner and Intermediate Bass Camps: June 22nd-24th

September 19, 2016 30th Annual Bradetich Master Classes

We can't believe it will be 30 years!!† Next year will mark 30 years of the Bradetich Master Classes and to celebrate, we will be making this next session of the Bradetich Master Classes one of the best ever. Master Class dates are June 20-24th, 2017 and early registration will begin in January 2017. Add this to your calendar folks; this is one you don't want to miss.

September 18, 2016 14th Annual Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists

The Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program will accept only 5 participants to study with Jeff Bradetich. 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.To qualify, students must have a number of solo works ready for study and performance. To apply, upload a video link or send CD/ DVD of two different solo works to: Jeff Bradetich, 1155 Union Circle #311367, Denton, TX 76203 by March 1st, 2017
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The Bradetich Foundation International
Double Bass Solo Competition
September 1-5, 2017
Denton, Texas, USA

Congratulations to the following individuals from all corners of the world to pass the Preliminary Round and will perform at the Live Rounds of the 2nd Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition September 1-5, 2017 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Joel Braun
Valentina Ciardelli
Nina DeCesare
Carlos Navarro Herrera
William Langlie-Miletich
TianYang Liu
Zhixiong Liu
Szymon Marciniak
William McGregor
Mariechen Meyer††
Philip Nelson
Chin To (Kelvin) Ng
Aaron Olguin
Marek Romanowski
Ondrej Sejkora
Mikyung Soung
Samuel Suggs
Jose Trigo
Dominik Wagner
Chungyang Wang
Jianze Zhang

A special thank you to the Preliminary Round Judges who selected these 21 performers via video audition: Thierry Barbe, Alberto Boccini, and Daxun Zhang. We look forward to hearing these very talented competitors in September!

The Bradetich Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd International Double Bass Solo Competition, September 1-5, 2017, hosted by the University of North Texas College of Music, in Denton, Texas, USA. 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 September 1, 2017, and who has not given a formal New York City debut recital.

The Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition endeavors to identify emerging international artists to provide career advancement and leadership opportunities. A maximum of twenty performers will be invited to participate in the competition including automatic bids to winners of the 2015 ISB, 2016 Sperger and 2016 Koussevitzky Competitions.


CLICK HERE to see the award winning documentary film, "Bass: Beyond Limitation", showcasing the first Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition.

About the Bradetich Foundation

The Bradetich Foundation was established in 2008 with the sole purpose of advancing the performing, teaching and knowledge of the double bass. It represents the vision of founder Jeff Bradetich and the culmination of his 35 years of service to the profession.

The Foundation is dedicated to identifying the top performers in the world and helping to develop their careers through major competitions, debut concerts in New York and London, CD recordings and concert tours.

The educational outreach of the Foundation is a cornerstone of its work. Through instructional and performance DVDís, concerts for children and older adults, and the promotion of the instrument through traditional and non-traditional media, the Foundation will work to raise the standard of the double bass and improve its standing in the general public.

The Bradetich Foundation will continue to establish and promote workshops and conferences throughout the world, bringing together the top minds in the field to share their artistry, philosophies and experience to the next generation of bass players.

Thank you for visiting our website and supporting the love and passion for music. The double bass makes the world a better place.