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 energetic, always curious, constantly thinks of new projects and accomplishments, builds new platforms and his journey with the bass continues metaphorically and literally. His grandmother and mother, were both singers, and his father was a coach of all sports.

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Happy accidents are real gifts, and they can open doors to a future. Then jffhe achieved both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University while working with Warren Benfield and Joseph Guastafeste from the Chicago Symphony.

neff I like to cite two reasons for choosing the bass: Both my mother and grandmother were vocal soloists in their churches, so I heard lots of singing when I was young and this had a strong influence on my playing style.

The winner of our first competition, inwas Artem Chirkov, the principal bass of the St. Jeff Bradeitch interview 2. 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 brxdetich the US today. Bradetich has been an active lecturer and clinician and has transcribed more than solo works for the double bass.

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Interview – Jeff Bradetich

Karr’s innovative vision on solo double bass performance was transformational and helped to unleash new perspectives. The piece recounts the emotional journey of a gifted concert bassist who is longing for love and fire in her music and her life. He served as Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists as well as editor of its magazine.

How about the electric bass? Robert Hladky, the cello professor at the University of Oregon. She has opened some doors that we will all benefit from in the future. Today, Bradetich is an active lecturer and clinician, holding annual workshops and master classes.

His pioneering work in this field has helped to bring music into the lives of thousands of individuals with hearing losses. It is a real pleasure to be able to put out this interview with University of North Texas and Cleveland Institute of Music faculty member Jeff Bradetich.

Classical Sheet Music for String Musicians. Born February 3,in Eugene, Oregon, Jeff Bradetich grew up in a musical and sports-filled household.

Interview – Jeff Bradetich – For Bass Players Only

Left Hand Technique Practice Methods. I should done it have long ago! The next competition will be in In addition to being an active lecturer and clinician, Mr. The first is to identify the very best young artists and help develop their careers as solo performers. From North to South America, from Europe to Asia he is known as an outstanding double bass player and a highly sought-after pedagogue. The book is a result of his years of teaching and performance, which focus on methods, techniques, and principles of double bass playing.


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 bradetlch companies in the United States.

Few have the work ethic and talent to reach the highest level of performance, no different than any sport. He has produced an instructional video and has recently released a DVD recording of the first Bach cello suite.

Robert Hladky, a cello professor at the University of Oregon, became the first instructor to teach Jeff many advanced techniques that applied to the bass and were unknown or unpracticed in the bass world at that time. An awareness of these aspects helps with decoding braretich idea behind the piece and delivery of it in a truthful and authentic manner.

For one, it was free!

Ha Young Jung Serbia: You had to pay to rent the other string instruments. His new book — Double Bass: Released inDouble Bass: He also took me through much cello literature that pushed me well beyond the demands of the bass repertoire. There in Eugene, Jeff was led to discover the double bass, which turned into a life-long purpose.

This happens through our International Solo Competition. I can see her influence already at play with the next generation. Jeff was a huge influence on my early development, and I continue to use the principles he taught me in my own teaching and performing each and every day.

Complete information is available at: Bradetich began studying double bass in the public school orchestra program in Eugene, Oregon under the tutelage of Royce Lewis and Dr.