Attention double bassists: The Bradetich Foundation has announced its Second International Double Bass Solo Competition. Hosted at the University of North Texas in Denton, the event is set for September 1st through the 5th in 2017 and will have a first prize award valued at $30,000.
“The finest solo performers in the world are invited to compete for the most generous awards in double bass history,” the foundation writes. “The Competition is open to anyone under the age of 35 as of the first day of the competition September 1, 2017, and who has not given a formal New York City debut recital. The Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition endeavors to identify emerging international artists to provide career advancement and leadership opportunities.”
The competition has three rounds – traditional classical repertoire, recital, and interview – before the final round of a concerto with orchestra. The Gold Medal winner will receive $10,000 cash, a fully-funded New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall, a CD recording with production and distribution, a series of concerts and master classes with orchestras around the world, and career development for four years. Second place receives $5,000 cash and third place receives $2,500 cash.
Entries to the competition must be submitted by February 1st, 2017. Be sure to check out the Bradetich Foundation website for full details.