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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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He has taught on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University prior to his appointment as director of the largest double bass program in the world [ citation needed ] at the University of North Texas College of Music.

Luckily, this is changing in our educational mentality. Yi-Jung Su South Korea: Today, Bradetich is an active lecturer and clinician, holding annual workshops and master classes. He is also the founder of the Bradetich Foundation and its International Double Bass Solo Competition, a prestigious contest attracting exceptional performers from all over the world.

Bradetich has been an active lecturer brdaetich clinician and has transcribed more than solo works for the double bass. Have you ever played much jazz? Bradetich is also co-founder of Music For All To Hear, the first company to record music especially arranged and acoustically prepared for the hard of hearing.

Juan Pablo Navarro Israel: He had some bass training with Oscar Zimmerman, but he taught me many advanced techniques in both the right and left hand from jdff cello that were basically unknown on the bass at that time early s. But there is more work to do, so the Foundation was formed three years ago to, in essence, help advance the bass.


We are working in two areas primarily.

The Ultimate Challengewas released in Some of his musical editions have been published online through Ovation Press.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Just to set the record straight, I played the top part and he played the bottom part! As a young student growing up in Eugene, Oregon, Mr. As a devoted teacher, Bradetich relentlessly seeks new ways to educate and share his knowledge.

The Foundation hosted the International Double Bass Solo Competition with the largest prizes in double bass history. Prior to gradetich appointment inBradetich taught on the faculties of Interlochen Arts AcademyGradetich of Michiganand Northwestern University Also, when the string teacher came to our school to recruit new players, absolutely no one wanted to play a string instrument.

Bradetich has recently established the Bradetich Foundation for the advancement of the double bass.

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Barry Green, Jeff Bradetich Singapore: Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Anderson. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia. Classical virtuoso talks about life as a solo bassist, studying with Gary Karr, thoughts on jazz and electric bass and the Bradetich Foundation. bradetkch

Was your goal to perform in a major symphony orchestra, or did you always want to be a soloist? View wishlist Shopping Cart: 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 in the US today.


Bradetich is the founder of The Bradetich Foundationwhich strives to advance and cultivate a prominent international presence for double bassists, and to command high performance standards and opportunities through solo competitions, educational outreach and cross-cultural connections.

Further information from Barry Green barry innergameofmusic. When requested, USA non-profit status for charitable deductible contributions to this project will be possible through the Bradetich Foundation. Svetozar Vujic Czech Republic: 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 Ha Young Jung Serbia: 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.

Both worlds came to be essential in teaching life-long lessons and had a lasting effect as they helped Bradetich develop a strong character, endurance, discipline and passion for hard work.

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For one, it was free! In addition to his performance and professional experience, Bradetich has also transcribed over solo works. Jeff served as executive director of the International Society of Bassists for eight years, where he established the ISB conventions, solo competitions, endowment fund and the ISB magazine. I jfef playing in his Bach orchestras in eighth grade and worked with him for ten summers.