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.
(all events in Melba Hall, unless otherwise indicated):
Exhibition opens Bass makers, bow makers, rosin makers, and dealers from all over Australia, Tallis Room.
Masterclass with Andrew Sinclair, West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) Principal Bassist
Historical Bass and Cello duo recital Presented by Guy Fishman and Rob Nairn
Masterclass with Matthais Weber, Professor of Bass, Stuttgart
Competition final round
Young Bassists’ concert
Clinic/masterclass: Rufus Reid
Announcement of Competition winners Solo concert featuring Steve Reeves, Ben Hanlon, Stephen Newton, ANAM quartet, Stuart Riley and others,
Solo Recital: Andrew Sinclair
Final concert: Rufus Reid Jazz Trio Performance
End of program.
Image: Rufus Reid, photographed by Jimmy Katz
American Rufus Reid is of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena.