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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Bradetich studied with Robert Hladky, cello professor at the University of Oregon. About Episodes Jerf Blog Contact. 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. What about Esperanza Spalding? Ha Young Jung Serbia: Artem Chirkov United States: How did your career begin to take off?

Jeff Bradetich

Obviously, funding is very important, but we are making good progress and looking forward to involving as many people as possible. Juan Pablo Navarro Israel: As a devoted jef, Bradetich relentlessly seeks new ways to educate and share his knowledge. His students hold positions in major orchestras on five continents and occupy many important teaching and leadership positions throughout the profession.

My most bradegich teacher and mentor through high school was Dr. She has opened some doors that we will all benefit from in the future.

I am leaving the electric bass up to my son, Ryan. I like to cite two reasons for choosing the bass: Classical virtuoso talks about life as a solo bassist, studying with Gary Karr, thoughts on jazz and electric bass and the Bradetich Foundation.


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Irina-Kalina Goudeva Hong Kong: 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.

The next competition will be brsdetich Both my mother and grandmother were vocal soloists beadetich their churches, so I heard lots of singing when I was young and this had a strong influence on my playing style. Born February 3,in Eugene, Oregon, Jeff Bradetich grew up in a musical and sports-filled household.

Bradetich began studying double bass in the public school orchestra program in Eugene, Oregon under the tutelage of Royce Lewis and Dr. I have played some jazz, mainly bowed. Robert Hladky, the cello professor at the University of Oregon. There in Eugene, Jeff was led to discover the double bass, which turned into a life-long purpose.

Music and sports were two important elements of his upbringing. You mean there is something else in life besides being a bass player? 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? During his thirty-five-year teaching career, Bradetich has formed a whole generation of new artists and educators. 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.

When requested, USA non-profit status for charitable deductible contributions to this project will be possible through the Bradetich Foundation. Classical Sheet Music for String Musicians. He served as Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists from and editor of its magazine for 6 years.


Luckily, this is changing in our educational mentality. More LPs than CDs! I can see her influence already at play with the next generation. How about the electric bass?

The piece recounts the emotional journey of a gifted concert bassist who is longing for love and fire in her music and her life. By using this site, you jff to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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 for Music and Endurance in his Blood.

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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.

Complete information is available at: 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. 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 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.

The Milt Hinton birthday bash was also unforgettable with all of the jazz luminaries performing for him. New Interview Dec 25 Geddy Lee.

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