Young BassistsOur future stars of the bass world....
High school student Haruki Gonai performed the Koussevitzky Concerto with the Yonkers Philharmonic on May 20th, 2018. Haruki won the Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition and is the first bassist to have done so in the competition's 50 year history! The...read more
It's always great to get a peek into what happens during competitions and how different people deal with the stress that comes with competing. The National YoungArts Foundation interviewed ISB member William McGregor after he won the Gold in the 2017 Stulberg...read more
The International Society of Bassists' biennial double bass competition was held June 5-6, 2017 at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Sandor Ostlund, professor of double bass at Baylor University, served as chair of this year's competition. The five divisions were...read more
Hello Young Bassists! In today's email we're talking about daily schedules during the Young Bassists Program. So far, I've sent detailed information about how day one and the last day will go. I've been working hard with so many great teacher artists to create an...read more
Hello Young Bassists! In today's email we're talking about the first day of the Young Bassists Program- Tuesday June 6. Our day begins at 9am in the Group Workout in the BenLight Gymnasium in the Hill Center. This is right next door to the Whalen Center, where the...read more
Hello Young Bassists! In today's email we're talking about the last day of the convention - Saturday June 10. This is the big day for the Young Bassists program and we are front and center at the 1pm performance in Ford Hall. Here is how that day will work: 8:30-10am...read more