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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At that time, there were many fine orchestral players, but few full-time and fully dedicated bass teachers. 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.

You mean there is something else in life besides being a bass player?

Yi-Jung Su South Korea: 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. There in Eugene, Jeff was led to discover the double bass, which turned into a life-long purpose.

He had some bass training with Oscar Zimmerman, but he taught me many advanced techniques in both the right and left hand from the cello that were basically unknown on the bass at that time early bradrtich.

As a celebrated pedagogue Jeff Bradetich is in high demand worldwide. Ha Young Jung Serbia: But there is more work to do, so bradetichh Foundation was formed three years ago to, in essence, help advance the bass.


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Have you ever played much jazz? His other major musical influences include: His students occupy important teaching and leadership positions throughout many higher educational institutions globally. Bradetich has transcribed more than solo works. Under his direction and influence, many other double-bass bradetixh have been established and have flourished. Left Hand Technique Practice Methods. Bradetich has been an active lecturer and clinician and has transcribed more than solo works for the double bass.

We are working in two areas primarily. How about the electric bass? Jeffrey David Bradetich born is an American professor and performer of double bass.

Ali Kian Yazdanfar United Kingdom: Your email address will not be published. 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. In addition to being an jefv lecturer and clinician, Mr. The Influences Happy accidents are real gifts, and they can open doors to a future.

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The Ultimate Challengewas released in 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.

Svetozar Vujic Czech Republic: Love for Music and Endurance in his Blood. Further information from Barry Green barry innergameofmusic.

Interview — Jeff Bradetich. 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. Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall inhe has performed more than five hundred concerts on four continents and has won numerous solo competitions.


Bradetich studied with Robert Hladky, cello professor at the University of Oregon. Few have the work ethic and talent to reach the highest level of performance, no different than any sport.

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How did your career begin to take off? 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. He jef 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.

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Irina-Kalina Goudeva Hong Kong: You had to pay to rent the other string instruments. The Ultimate Challenge is one of the ne plus ultra books on double bass playing. An intelligible interpretation of a musical composition requires knowledge and understanding of stylistic as well as technical aspects of the performed piece. ejff

Bradetich began his study of the bass at age 10 in the school orchestra program in Eugene, OR studying with Royce Lewis and Dr. More LPs than CDs! Jeff Bradetich has recorded six solo albums for double bass and piano.