Foundation News
August 14, 2017 Hotel recommendation for Competition

If you are looking to book a hotel during the competition, The SpringHill Suites by Marriott is located just a few miles from UNT. Call now or book online to reserve your room.
Website: Click here for online reservations
Phone: # 940-383-4100
Address: 1434 Centre Drive , Denton, TX.† 76205



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
For more info, please visit: http://strings.music.unt.edu/summer-workshops


 

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!

Become a Sponsor!
Sponsor our competition and receive great benefits from the Bradetich Foundation in return. Choose from one of the four levels below...
Gold Bow: $1000
Logo on winner's debut concert program at Carnegie Recital Hall (NYC); 2 tickets to winner's concert in either NYC or Denton, TX; A copy of 2010 winner Artem Chirkov's CD and the 2017 winner's CD when it is available; Logo on competition t-shirt; Logo on competition program; Facebook mention - Deadline to for logo to be added to program is Aug. 16th.
Virtuoso: $500
A copy of 2010 winner Artem Chirkov's CD and the 2017 winner's CD when it is available; Logo on competition t-shirt; Logo on competition program; Facebook mention-Deadline to for logo to be added to program is Aug. 16th.
Section Leader: $250
Logo on competition t-shirt; Logo on competition program; Facebook mention
Stand Partner: $100
Logo on competition program; Facebook mention-Deadline to for logo to be added to program is Aug. 16th.

Please contact Amara Bradetich to purchase and ad or become a sponsor: amarabradetich@aol.com

Sponsors Flyer (Click Here)

Sponsors Payment Form (Click Here)

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.


LINK TO MORE INFO


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.