International Double Bass Competition of Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf 2018
3rd. October 2018,
Academy of Arts, faculty of music arts in Banská Bystrica, J. Kollára 974 01, Slovakia
The 8th year of International Double Bass competition of C. D. von Dittersdorf is organized by the Slovak Double Bass Club. It is dedicated for all double bass players, pupils and students of primary music shools, conservatories, music academies and universities.
Profile of this this competition integrates to a lot of similar international double bass competitions, which are organised all around the world. During of seven years of existence it entegrated to prominent double bass interprets competitions from all of the Europe. It uprised under an international interpreter workshops called Bass Fest (year 2012). In incomming classes it cames to a part of this international interpreter courses.
More than 150 competitiors from primary art schools, conservatories and arc colleges and academies from 15 european countries were engaged during 7 years of competition existance in unique categories. In the second and third category each participiant has to present obligatory composition, which was composed for actual class of Slovak modern composer, or famous Slovak composers from past. (In 2013 it was a composition – Fare Musica“ Vojtech Didi, in the year 2014 – „Bassome mucho“ Jevgenij Iršai, 2015 T. Frešo- malá fantázia, Ľ. Rajter . Sonatína, S. Palúch, 2016, Ľ. Rajter – Sonatína pre kontrabas a klavír, and V. Fortin – “Toccata for db and piano”, 2017- Vladimír Martinka – “Magic of castle Veľký Biel” and composition form L. Kubkoviča: Sonatína A major in the new edition of Slovak Double Bass Club.
This year we kindly asked for new olbigatory compositions two new composers: World known Czech double bass player, composer and educator Miloslav Gajdoš, which celebrate this year his 70th birthdays. He composed new piese for db solo. Next obligatory pieces are composition from Slovak composer Vítezoslav Kubička “Passacaglia s-d-b-c” for double bass solo. And well known composition from Slovak conductor, composer Ľudovít Rajter – “Sonatína for double bass and piano”
The goal of this competition is to enrich, motivate and support a wholsome competibility under double bass students and participators of whole event BASS FEST+2018, to offer a possibility for all participators, listeners and visitors to compare own shows with other interpreters from foreign countries and representatives of another international schools.
The condition and the target of organisers it to keep the most objective appreciation of the competitors in the form of an international jury composition, which consists from prominent personalities, double bass players, sololist and educationists on prominents academies from all over the Europe.
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Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council