Foundation News
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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September 16, 2016 Bradetich Foundation and "Anna's Promise"

The Bradetich Foundation is a proud corporate sponsor of Anna's Promise, a unique multi-media International musical production dedicated to spreading joy, inspiration, compassion, and the double bass to the world.

Anna's Promise is a 55 minute production for a solo bassist, narrator, chamber orchestra and back ground visuals that will be performed in 34 countries around the World with 34 native celebrity bassists between August 2016-June 2017. The musical score is written by the talented Argentine bassist-composer, Andres Martin, and is sponsored by many of our bass merchants. This production is the 3rd in a series of musical journeys conceived by bassist-author-educator Barry Green on themes in his inspirational books. The story of Anna's Promise is about dancers, actors and musicians of any instrument or voice sharing their artistry to future generations.


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


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.