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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Love for music prevailed, and the guidance from the school orchestra program directors became critical in determining his professional path.

Jeff Bradetich

He served as Executive Director of the International Society jefd Bassists from and editor of its magazine for 6 years. His pioneering work in this field has helped to bring music into the lives of thousands of individuals with hearing losses. I felt really sorry for him so I volunteered.

Obviously, funding is very important, but we are making good progress and looking forward to involving as many people as possible.

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This allowed me to pursue solo performance more readily and to have an impact on the future of bass playing through teaching. Bradetich is the founder of The Bradetich Foundationwhich strives to advance ieff cultivate a prominent international presence for double bassists, and to command high performance standards and opportunities through solo competitions, educational outreach and cross-cultural connections.

She has opened some doors that we will all benefit from in the future. His other major musical influences include: Ha Young Jung Serbia: Ali Kian Yazdanfar United Kingdom: He has also been a visiting professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Northwestern University.


Bradetich has recently established the Bradetich Foundation for the advancement of the double bass.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Today, Bradetich is an active lecturer and clinician, holding annual workshops and master classes. He taught 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.

Happy accidents are real gifts, and they can open doors to a future. 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 of his top cellists, not allowing anyone to make excuses because they happened to play bass.

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. 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.

Forty years later they continue to be implemented and delivered to listeners and students on all occasions, in class and on stage. Bradetich began studying double bass in the public school orchestra program in Eugene, Oregon under the tutelage of Royce Lewis and Dr. 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.


Another important milestone for Jeff Bradetich in was a three-week summer master class in Victoria, British Columbia with virtuoso double bass player Gary Karr. Lots of hard work, some insightful and dedicated teachers and opportunity bradeitch knocked and I answered. This was a fabulous experience, as opera playing is very demanding jef I had the opportunity to hear the greatest singers braeetich the world everyday. You are here Home Jeff Bradetich.

Interview – Jeff Bradetich – For Bass Players Only

More LPs than CDs! I would probably be involved in the bradefich profession in some form. Few have the work ethic and talent to reach the highest level of performance, no different than any sport. 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.

Since his New York debut bradeyich Carnegie Recital Hall in he has performed more than concerts on five continents including his London debut in Wigmore Bradteich in New Interview Dec 25 Geddy Lee.

I like to cite two reasons for choosing the bass: An intelligible interpretation of a musical composition requires knowledge and understanding of stylistic as well as technical aspects of the performed piece.