2014 TCU International Double Bass Festival

Texas Christian University School of Music
March 8-9, 2014
Yuan Lu, Artistic Director


TCU Double Bass Orchestral Competition
First Prize-$1000, Second Prize-$500, Third Prize-$300

featuring special guest artist

Gary Karr, World-renowned Double Bass Virtuoso

and recitals, lectures, masterclasses, and clinics
by the following renowned double bass artists and teachers:
Jeff Bradetich (Univ. of North Texas)
William Clay (Ft. Worth Symphony)
Paul Ellison (Rice Univ.)
Blaise Ferrandino (TCU, composer and bassist)
Jessica Gilliam-Valls (Southwestern Univ.)
Kyp Green (TCU, jazz)
Michael Klinghoffer (Israel, Jerusalem)
Eugene Levinson (Juilliard, NY Phil.)
Jiwu Li (Shanghai Conservatory)
Yuan Lu (TCU)
Szymon Marciniak (Polish Virtuoso)
Mark Morton (Texas Tech Univ.)
David Neubert (Austin Symphony)
Brian Perry (Ft. Worth Symphony)
Frank Proto (bassist & composer)
Nicholas Scales (West Texas A&M Univ.)
John Schimek (Oklahoma City Univ.)
Lynn Seaton (Univ. of North Texas, jazz)
Tian Rui Zhao (Shenyang Conservatory)

Also featuring young artist TianYang Liu (First Prize Winner of the 2013 ISB Solo Competition) and Brazil's UFMG Double Bass Group.

(*All artists subject to change.)

and by the following guest artist pianists:
Harmon Lewis, Anastasia Markina, Evan Mitchel, Nataliya Sukhina, and Wanting Zhao

In addition to lectures, guest-artist recitals, presentations, masterclasses, and the orchestral competition, the festival will also feature instrument luthiers showcasing their instruments and double bass accessories for our students.

Fees: $30 for all participants (due by February 15); $15 for all auditors in advance or $20 at the door. Make checks payable to Texas Christian University, memo: Double Bass Festival. Photocopied registration forms will be accepted. Check-in will begin at 8:30am on Saturday, March 8, 2014 and the sessions will close at 6:00pm on Sunday, March 9. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to perform in one of the masterclasses.

DETAILED SCHEDULE (pdf download)

Masterclasses and Recitals Webcast link

To make your registration payment, or for more information, please contact:

Charlene Smith
School of Music, Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297500 Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: (817) 257-7232 Fax: (817) 257-5818

For further questions, call professor Yuan Lu at Texas Christian University at (817) 257-4465 or email at y.lu@tcu.edu.

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Congratulations to our 2014 TCU International Double Bass Festival Orchestral Competition winners!

First prize winner - William Gowen: Student of Professor Yuan Lu at TCU
Second prize winner - August Ramos: Student of Professor Tim Pitts at Rice University
Third prize winner - Michael J. Fuller II: Student of Professor Tim Pitts at Rice University

Honorable Mention - Joe Ferris: Student of Mr. Lawrence Wolfe of the New England Conservatory
Honorable Mention - Peng Wang: Student of Professor Yuan Lu at TCU