Double Bass Day and Competition

Performance

Double Bass Day and Competition

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music presents it’s second Double Bass Day and Competition, bringing together performers, teachers, students, luthiers and exhibitors from all over Australia. Hosted in the acclaimed Melba Hall, the day will feature recitals, masterclasses, jazz clinics, lecture demonstrations, and a special program for young bassists. The day will also feature American double bassist Rufus Reid (pictured), who will be performing and running a masterclass.

Attendance for the day as well as entrance to the competition are free and open to any double bassists and their families.

Program
(all events in Melba Hall, unless otherwise indicated):

9.30am
Exhibition opens Bass makers, bow makers, rosin makers, and dealers from all over Australia, Tallis Room.

10.30am
Masterclass with Andrew Sinclair, West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) Principal Bassist

12.30pm
Historical Bass and Cello duo recital Presented by Guy Fishman and Rob Nairn

2.00pm
Masterclass with Matthais Weber, Professor of Bass, Stuttgart

3.30pm
Competition final round

4.30pm
Young Bassists’ concert

5.30pm
Clinic/masterclass: Rufus Reid

6.30pm
Announcement of Competition winners Solo concert featuring Steve Reeves, Ben Hanlon, Stephen Newton, ANAM quartet, Stuart Riley and others,

7.30pm
Solo Recital: Andrew Sinclair

8.30pm
Final concert: Rufus Reid Jazz Trio Performance

End of program.

Image: Rufus Reid, photographed by Jimmy Katz

Presenter

  •  Rufus Reid