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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His other major musical influences include: I like to cite two reasons for choosing the bass: 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.
Jeff Bradetich – Bass
The Ultimate Challenge is one of the ne plus ultra books on double bass playing. I started playing the bass when I was 10 in the school music program in Eugene, Oregon.
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Love for Music and Endurance in his Blood. Views Read Edit View history. The Ultimate Challengewas released in He has recorded six solo albums with his wife Judi Rockey Bradetich on piano, including two firsts for the double bass: Bradetichh has taught on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University prior to his appointment as director of the largest double bass program in the world [ citation bradegich ] at the University of North Texas College of Music.
braretich Skip to main content. Bradetich is also co-founder of Music For All To Braxetich, the first company to record music especially arranged and acoustically prepared for the hard of hearing.
Anyone from Oregon is already a great person, so I would love to talk with her and perform together. From there, I began my teaching career at the University of Michigan. Irina-Kalina Goudeva Hong Kong: I have played some jazz, mainly bowed.
Bradetich studied with Robert Hladky, cello professor at the University of Oregon. 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. Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Anderson. This allowed me to pursue solo performance more readily and bbradetich have an impact on the future of bass playing through teaching.
What about Esperanza Spalding? Karr’s innovative vision on solo double bass performance was transformational and helped to unleash new perspectives. Bradeitch most important teacher and mentor through high school was Dr.
Born February 3,in Eugene, Braxetich, Jeff Bradetich grew up in a musical and sports-filled household. Ha Young Jung Serbia: Also, my summer study with Gary Karr and having the opportunity to hear and see him perform many times was another big influence. Also, when the string teacher came to our school to recruit new players, absolutely no one wanted to play a string instrument.
Since jfef 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 From North to South America, from Europe to Asia he is known as an outstanding double bass player and a highly sought-after pedagogue.
Jeff served as executive director of the International Society of Bassists for eight years, where he established the ISB conventions, solo competitions, endowment fund and the ISB magazine. Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall inhe has performed more than five hundred concerts on ejff continents and has won numerous solo competitions.
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. Lots of hard work, some insightful and dedicated teachers and opportunity that knocked and I answered. During his thirty-five-year teaching career, Bradetich has formed a whole generation of new artists and educators.
But I am a product of the classically trained world, where we are not taught, or even allowed to improvise or play by ear.
In addition to being an active lecturer and clinician, Mr. Obviously, funding is very important, but we are making good progress and looking forward to involving as many people as possible. He has taught on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan and Northwestern University and has been the head of the largest upright bass program in the world at the University of North Texas since Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in he has performed more than concerts on five continents including his London debut in Wigmore Ejff in How did your career begin jef take off?
He also took me through much cello literature that pushed me well beyond the demands of the bass repertoire. Interview — Jeff Bradetich. I should done it have long ago! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.