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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The Foundation hosted the International Double Bass Solo Competition with the largest prizes in double bass history. Learn more about Jeff and his new foundation at BradetichFoundation. He taught on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts AcademyUniversity of Michiganand Northwestern University prior to his appointment as director of the largest double bass program in the world at the University of North Texas.

Jeff Bradeitch interview 2. Bradetich began studying double bass in the public school orchestra program in Eugene, Oregon under the tutelage of Royce Lewis and Dr. I like to cite two reasons for choosing the bass: How do you help your students find that balance between wanting to be great players on the one hand, and needing to make a living on the other? The first is to identify the very best young artists and help develop their careers as solo performers.

In addition to being an active lecturer and clinician, Mr.

He gave his professional concerto debut at the age of 16 and was appointed to the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago by age More LPs than CDs! Artem Chirkov United States: His new book, Double Bass: Jeff Bradetich has taught on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University prior to his jfef as director of the largest double bass program in the world at the University of North Texas.


An intelligible interpretation of a musical composition requires knowledge and understanding of stylistic as well as technical aspects of the performed piece. He has also been a visiting professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Northwestern University.

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He has given more than one thousand master classes throughout the world including annual week-long workshops on three continents. Bradetich began his study of the bass at age 10 in the school orchestra program in Eugene, OR studying with Royce Lewis and Dr.

Obviously, funding is very important, but we are making good progress and looking forward to involving as many people as possible. I would probably be involved in the teaching profession in some form. Classical virtuoso talks about life as a solo bassist, studying with Gary Karr, thoughts on jazz and electric bass and the Bradetich Foundation. What about Esperanza Spalding? 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.

Released inDouble Bass: Love for Music and Endurance in his Blood. Courses taught, syllabi and curriculum vitae.

Music and sports were two important elements of his bradeticj. It happened to ten-year-old Jeff Bradetich when a local music teacher from Eugene, Oregon, demonstrated string instruments and then encouraged students to play on them. Love meff music prevailed, and the guidance from the school orchestra program directors became critical in determining his professional path.

You mean there is something else in life besides being a bass player? Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Anderson. Have you jefg played much jazz? Barry is joined by Jeff Bradetich double bass professor at the University of North Texas and also a former Contrabass Conversations guest to speak with me about this work.

He is the author of hundreds of transcriptions for the double bass and a book entitled Double Bass: Your shopping cart is bradeetich empty. Svetozar Vujic Czech Republic: Since that time, Mr.


As a celebrated pedagogue Jeff Bradetich is in high demand worldwide. Once in college, studying the orchestra material with one of the top orchestral bass teachers, Warren Benfield, was a key component to learning and subsequent teaching.

I started playing the bass when I was 10 in the school music program in Eugene, Oregon. Bradetich has recently established the Bradetich Foundation for the advancement of the double bass.

Jeff Bradetich

I can see her influence already at play with the next generation. Born February 3,in Eugene, Oregon, Jeff Bradetich grew up in a musical and sports-filled household. There in Eugene, Jeff was led to discover the double bass, which turned into a life-long purpose. Karr’s innovative vision on solo double bass ejff was transformational and helped to unleash new perspectives.

I should done it have long ago! About Episodes Subscribe Blog Contact. But I did perform once with Victor Wooten. We are working in two areas primarily.

Juan Pablo Navarro Israel: Chan Shiu Hang Olive Thailand: But there is more work to do, so the Foundation was formed three years ago to, in essence, help advance the bass. The story takes place ten years after Anna was inspired to become an artist from her studies with retired Tai Chi Master Chen. But I am a product of the classically trained world, where we jeft not taught, or even allowed to improvise or play by ear. His other major musical influences include: In addition to his performance and professional experience, Bradetich has also transcribed over solo works.