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19th Annual Pirastro Strings Virtual Elite Soloists Program for Double Bass

Dates: May 25 – June 3, 2022

Instructor: Jeff Bradetich

with Guest Artist Teacher Dominik Wagner

The 19th Annual Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program will accept only 5 participants to study with Jeff Bradetich in a virtual environment. Last summer’s virtual program brought students together from five continents.

Special Guest: International Solo Artist Dominik Wagner, winner of the 2nd Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition.

This program offers free tuition and the Pirastro company will supply participants with free strings of their choice. The schedule for this highly individualized program includes: Daily private lessons, solo master classes and a final virtual concert. This program is designed for aspiring young artists and professional orchestra players. 

To qualify, participants must have three major solo works ready for study and one for performance.

Former participants currently perform in: Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Singapore Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Denmark and many others.

To apply, fill out the application and upload a video of you performing 3 different solo works of your choosing by March 15th, 2022.  

Fees: Free Tuition, Virtual Program

Feel free to email Jose Saavedra, Program Director at:  jdsaavedradiaz@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 





35th Annual Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes 2022

Dates: June 13-17, 2022 (check in June 12) - Please check www.bradetichfoundation.org for more information on the 35th Annual Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes 2022

The Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes (35th Annual), held at the University of North Texas, are one of the longest running events of their kind in the U.S, offering a highly concentrated week of study for aspiring bassists. Participants, who come from four continents as well as all corners of the U.S., receive optimum individual and group instruction in every aspect of double bass playing. The classes include daily two-hour sessions dealing with technique, orchestral repertoire, interpretation of solo literature, and bass ensembles rehearsed throughout the week. All full participants have the opportunity to perform with piano accompaniment during the solo classes. The master classes end with a grand finale concert featuring ensemble performances by the participants and various guest bassists. These unique master classes are open to well qualified high school and college students, young professionals, string teachers and older individuals who seek to rejuvenate their love and knowledge of the double bass. To apply, please fill out the application.

Instructors: Jeff Bradetich, Jack Unzicker

Two levels of participation are available:

  • Full Participant: Full Participant: (Limit 25) Participate in all sessions and perform in the solo classes. The participants are expected to be able to play three-octave scales; have good knowledge of thumb position; and be able to play solo works at the difficulty level of the Eccles Sonata or the Dragonetti Concerto.
  • Auditor: No instrument. Will attend all sessions and take part in discussions

Fees:

  • Full Participant - $525.00 (before May 1st, 2022) $575.00 (after May 2nd, 2022)
  • Housing
  • Optional Dorm Meals 

A $125 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit must accompany your registration and will apply to your total payment.

Feel free to email Jose Saavedra, Camp Director at: bradetichmasterclasses@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 





22nd Annual Beginners and intermediate Bass Camp 2022

Dates: June 14-17, 2022 - Please check www.bradetichfoundation.org for more information on the 22nd Annual Beginners and intermediate Bass Camp 2022

The Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp (22nd Annual) is designed for any aged beginner or intermediate player providing lots of playing and lots of fun. Students are challenged to expand their technical capabilities, to develop their musical expression and to learn about the repertoire, history and maintenance of their instrument. Students study with some of the top teachers of young bassists in the country and perform together in a grand finale Bass Bash Concert.

Instructors: Gudrun Raschen, Jessica Valls

Fees:

  • Full Participant - $425.00 (before May 1st, 2022) $475.00 (after May 2nd, 2022)
  • Housing
  • Optional Dorm Meals 

A $125 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit must accompany your registration and will apply to your total payment.

Feel free to email to Jose Saavedra, Camp Director at: bradetichmasterclasses@gmail.com   with any questions or concerns. 







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