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 is also rbadetich founder of the Bradetich Foundation and its International Double Bass Solo Competition, a prestigious hradetich attracting exceptional performers from all over the world. Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in he has performed more than concerts on three continents including his London debut in Wigmore Hall in She has opened some doors that we will all benefit from in the future.

I can see her influence already at play with the next generation. Your email address will not be published.

Some of his musical editions have been published online through Ovation Press. I felt really sorry for him so I volunteered. Classical virtuoso talks about life as a solo bassist, studying with Gary Karr, thoughts on jazz and electric bass and the Bradehich Foundation. 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.

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. At the age of 16 Bradetich gave his professional concerto debut and as noted earlier, at 19 joined the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, one of the leading opera companies in the United States. I am leaving the electric bass up to my son, Ryan.

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Ha Young Jung Serbia: His pioneering work in this field has helped to bring music into the lives of thousands braretich individuals with hearing losses. You had to pay to rent the other string instruments. I began playing in his Bach orchestras in eighth grade and worked with him for ten summers. Interview — Jeff Bradetich. Jeff served as executive director of the International Society of Bassists for eight years, jeft he established the ISB conventions, solo competitions, endowment fund and the ISB magazine.

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Jeff Bradetich – Bass

Obviously, funding is very important, but we are making good progress and looking forward to involving as many people jef possible. The story takes place ten years after Anna was inspired to become an artist from her studies with retired Tai Chi Master Chen. I should done it have long ago! Bradetich has recently established the Bradetich Foundation for the advancement of the double bass. An intelligible interpretation of a musical composition requires knowledge and understanding of stylistic as well as technical aspects of the performed piece.

As a celebrated pedagogue Jeff Bradetich is in high demand worldwide. I find that almost all of my classical majors have some training and experience in jazz and it only benefits their classical playing.

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Perhaps the most important aspect of his teaching was that he expected as much of me as a bass player as he did of any braeetich his top cellists, not allowing anyone to make excuses because they happened to play bass. You mean there is something else in life besides being a bass player?

His new book, Double Bass: Regents Professor of Double Bass. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia. View wishlist Shopping Cart: 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. As a devoted teacher, Bradetich relentlessly seeks new ways to educate and share his knowledge. But I did perform once with Victor Wooten. His concepts of playing, performing, sound production and expression were revolutionary for the bass and every one of my students over the past thirty-two years has benefited from his ideas.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Prior to this appointment inBradetich taught on the faculties of Interlochen Arts AcademyUniversity of Michiganand Northwestern University This allowed me to pursue solo performance more readily and to have an impact on the future of bass playing through teaching.

Barry Green, Jeff Bradetich Singapore: Bradetich began his study of the bass at age 10 in the school orchestra program in Eugene, OR studying with Royce Lewis and Dr.

Since that time, Mr.

Interview – Jeff Bradetich

About Episodes Subscribe Blog Contact. 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. You are here Home Jeff Bradetich. Jeffrey David Bradetich born is an American professor and performer of double bass.

The first is to identify the very best young artists and help develop their careers as solo performers. For one, it was free! Then fromhe achieved both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University while working with Warren Benfield and Joseph Guastafeste from the Chicago Symphony.

He is energetic, always curious, constantly thinks of new projects and accomplishments, builds new platforms and his journey with the bass continues metaphorically and literally.

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During his thirty-five-year teaching career, Bradetich has formed a whole generation of new artists and educators. His students hold positions in major orchestras on five continents and occupy many important teaching and leadership positions throughout the profession.

Well beyond classroom teaching.