The recital halls at Ithaca College will be filled with music on Sunday and Monday (June 4-5). Consider coming to the convention early to hear these amazing competitors.

With so many talented entrants it is always difficult to narrow the field to the final few. Please know that we are continually inspired by each and every one of you – your talent, your hard work, and your belief in the value of the ISB’s competition through your entry.

Solo Division

The International Society of Bassists is proud to announce that the ten semi-finalists for the solo division of the 2017 ISB Double Bass Competition are, in alphabetical order:

  • Nina DeCesare, United States
  • Ha Young Jung, Korea
  • William Langlie-Miletich, United States
  • Mariechen Meyer, United States
  • Philip Nelson, United Kingdom
  • Chin To Ng, China
  • Aaron Olguin, United States
  • Charles Paul, United States
  • Gizem Sozeri, Turkey
  • Dominik Wagner, Austria

 Zeyu Wang, China, is first alternate, and Sheng-Yao Wu, Taiwan, is second alternate.

The judges panel for the 2017 Solo Division of the ISB Double Bass Competition are:

  • David Murray, Chair, USA
  • Jonathan Camps, Spain
  • Diana Gannett, USA
  • Yuan Xiong Lu, USA, China
  • Volkan Orhon, USA
  • Anthony Stoops, USA
  • Rick Stotijn, Netherlands, Germany

Jazz Division

The International Society of Bassists is proud to announce that the eight semi-finalists for the jazz division of the 2017 ISB Double Bass Competition are, in alphabetical order:

  • Luca Alemanno, Italy
  • Ben Ferris, USA
  • Daniel Montgomery, USA
  • Joey Pearlman, USA
  • Ethan Philion, USA
  • John Sims, USA
  • Samuel Weber
  • Daniel Ziemann, USA

 Patrick Atwater, USA, is first alternate, and Shimpei Ogawa, Japan, is second alternate.

The judges panel for the 2017 Jazz Division of the ISB Double Bass Competition is:

  • Hans Sturm, Chair
  • Todd Coolman
  • Shawn Conley
  • Eric Hochberg
  • Rufus Reid
  • Marlene Rosenberg