Foundation News
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
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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.

Jeff Bradetich's 60th Birthday Concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, at 8pm. Proclaimed by the New York Times as "...the master of his instrument" at his New York debut 35 years ago, Jeff Bradetich returns to Weill Hall to celebrate his 60th birthday with a concert that showcases the vast panorama of styles and expressions on the Double Bass that he has championed throughout his career. Get your tickets at Can't make it to New York City? Join us for a free preview concert at 3:30pm on Sunday, Nov. 12, in Paul Voertman Concert Hall at the UNT Music Building.


The Bradetich Foundation International
Double Bass Solo Competition
September 1-5, 2017
Denton, Texas, USA


Congratulations to Dominik Wagner for taking 1st place in the Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition!

2nd Place - Szymon Marciniak
3rd Place - Marek Romanowski
Honorable Mention - Mikyung Soung

Thank you to ALL who tuned in, followed and supported the competition. We couldn't have done it without you.

You can view the competition and see photos by visiting our Facebook page


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.