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VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist James VanDemark – “Adapting Your Teaching to Your Student’s Size” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with renowned Eastman School of Music double bass Professor, Mr James VanDemark. In a VC-exclusive blog, James talks us through the...

MANIC MONDAY | Bach ‘Chaconne’ (Arr. 4 Double Basses & Octobass) [VIDEO]

Introducing Bach's 'Chaconne' in D Minor .... arranged for four double basses and octobass. Recorded live at the 2015 Mardi Graves Festival, in Montpellier, France...

Prizes Awarded at American International Society of Bassists Competition

American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International Society of Bassists Competition, in Ithaca,...

Prizes Awarded at 2017 Bottesini International Bass Competition

30 year old Belgian double bassist Wies de Boeve has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Bottesini International Double Bass Competition, in Crema,...

AUDITION | Detroit Symphony, USA – ‘Section Double Bass’ Positions

The Detroit Symphony is currently accepting applications for ‘Tutti Double Bass’ positions. Applications to be received by March 24, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2jjH0P8

VERY SAD NEWS | Danish Jazz Bassist Nicolai Munch-Hansen Has Died – Aged Just 39

Danish jazz composer and double bassist Nicolai Munch-Hansen has died - aged just 39. “We are paralyzed by grief and despair ... but surrounded by...

AUDITION | NHK Symphony, Tokyo, Japan – ‘Principal Double Bass’ Position [APPLY]

The NHK Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Double Bass’ position. Applications to be received by February 15th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2ihOoHu

BREAKING | Missing Double Bass Student Found Safe in New York

25 year old Boston University music student Zachery Camhi, missing in New York City since September 18th, has today been located. It is understood Zachery,...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Orchestra Veteran Bassist Emilio Gravagno Has Died

American double bassist Emilio “Lee” Gravagno has passed away, aged 82 - following a lengthy battle with lymphoma. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of...

New York Missing Person’s Alert Issued for Student Double Bassist [PLEASE SHARE]

An alert has today been issued in New York for 25 year old Boston University music student, Zachery Camhi - who has not been in...

Bass and String Quartet Prizes Awarded at Munich’s ARD Competition

29 year old Belgian double bassist, Wies de Boeve has been awarded 1st prize in the Double Bass category of the 2016 ARD International...

AUDITION | Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig, Germany – ‘Principal Double Bass’ Position

The Gewandhausorchester is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Double Bass’ position. For further details, visit:  http://bit.ly/29kTM7k

Bassist William Langlie-Miletich 1st Prize at American Klein String Competition

19 year old double bassist, William Langlie-Miletich has today been announced as the 1st prize winner at the 31st Annual Irving M. Klein International String...

AUDITION | BBC National Orchestra of Wales, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Bass’ Position

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Bass’ position. Applications to be received by May 30, 2016. For further...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ for Two Double Basses [WOW]

American double bassist Lev Weksler performs 'Flight of the Bumblebee', by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - arranged for him and himself. LEV WEKSLER | RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | FLIGHT OF THE...

AUDITION | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, UK – ‘Associate Principal Double Bass’ Position

The Royal Liver Pool Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Principal Double Bass’ position. Applications to be received by January 18th, 2016. For further details,...

AUDITION | Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australia – ‘Principal Double Bass’ Position

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Double Bass’ position. Applications to be received by February 15th, 2016. For further details,...

Second Double Bass Smashed at Atlanta Airport This Week [SHOCK]

Only days after American bassist Karl Fenner published alarming photos on social media of his badly damaged instrument, following a US flight from Atlanta...

South West Airlines Trashes Double Bass and Case [SHOCK]

Colorado Symphony Orchestra double bassist Karl Fenner has today posted alarming photos on social media of his badly damaged instrument and case – following...

SAD NEWS | Pioneering Jazz and Orchestral Bassist Bruce Lawrence Has Died

American orchestral and jazz bassist Bruce Lawrence has passed away – aged 88. Mr Lawrence started his career playing alongside jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, John...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Double Bassist Neil Courtney Has Died – Aged 82

American double bassist Neil Courtney has passed away from heart disease – aged 82. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he served as...

British Double Bassist Duncan McTier Charged with Sexual Assault of 3 Former Students

Internationally-renowned double-bassist, Duncan McTier has today pleaded guilty, in a British Court, to the sexual assault of three former students. The Liverpool Crown Court has heard Mr...

AUDITION | London Philharmonic Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Double Bass No. 3′ Position

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the 'Double Bass No.3' position. Applications to be received by April, 28th. For further details,...

SAD NEWS | Bass Virtuoso Fernando Grillo Has Died – Aged 68

Double Bass virtuoso Fernando Grillo has sadly taken his own life  – aged 68 A student of Corrado Penta, Maestro Grillo was  a former 1st...
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