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2010 Fifth Beijing International Double Bass Music Festival

Supported by the Beijing municipal government, cosponsored by the Double Bass Society under the Chinese Musician Association and China Conservatory of Music, this year’s 2010 Fifth Beijing International Double Bass Music Festival will take place in Beijing starting from Nov. 15 to Nov. 20, 2010. The world famous Bassiona Amorosa ensemble and eight renowned double bass players from Germany, the United States, Russia and other countries will be invited to hold special concerts and have master classes during the festival. Meanwhile, in order to further the cultural exchange between China and the abroad double bass field as well as promote the composition, education, and performance of Chinese musical works for double bass, the first Chinese Double Bass Works Performance Show will also be held during the festival. As an important part of the festival, the Chinese Works Performance Show will officially be held regularly from this year forward.
The Beijing International Double Bass Music Festival organization committee and the arts council shall be responsible for organizing and planning the event while the performance show jury committee will be responsible for judging.
The performance show awards include a Performance Award (comprised of an Excellent Performance Award and Performance Award), the Best Teacher Award (given to the tutors who have guided and encouraged the outstanding performers), and the Best Chinese Double Bass Works Award (categorized according to the different forms of double bass compositions and arrangements). Each year’s performance show trophy will be named after the senior generation bass players and educators who have greatly contributed to the Chinese double bass community.

Venue: China Conservatory of Music
Requirements: Play a piece of Chinese work, any form is accepted (i.e. solo, un-accompaniment, ensemble, etc.). No age restriction.

Website: www.ccmusic.edu.cn

Download Application Form (Word doc.)

ISB Awards 2009

Every two years, the International Society of Bassists gives its Distinguished Achievement Award, the Society’s highest honor, to a bassist who has demonstrated and attained the highest level of excellence, and whose career has had significant influence on the worldwide double bass community. The 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award honoree is jazz legend Ron Carter.
Mr. Carter received a rousing standing ovation by the audience and an etched granite memento of the occasion during a surprise presentation at the close of his headlining concert with guitarist Russell Malone at the recent ISB convention at Penn State University.

In addition, the ISB also gives a number of Special Recognition Awards, presented biennially to recognize those who has contributed their special talents, knowledge and support to furthering ISB ideals. 2009 recipients include:

Composition – Peter Askim
Lutherie – Michael Krahmer (one of the Pöllmann Bros.)
Scholarship – John Goldsby
Teaching – Francois Rabbath
Solo Performance – Renaud Garcia Fons
Jazz Performance – Rufus Reid
Orchestral Performance – Klaus Stoll
Historically Informed Performance – Rob Nairn
Young Bassists Ambassador – Cathy Elliot
Special Merit – L’Orchestre de Contrabasses
Friend of the Bass – Sue Haug, Director of the Penn State School of Music
Friend of the Bass – Barbara Korner, Dean of the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Friend of the Bass – Russell Bloom, Assistant to thFriend of the Bass – Pasquerilla Spiritual Center