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2018 TCU International Double Bass Festival

March 3 - March 4

TCU Double Bass Orchestral Competition

First Prize-$1000, Second Prize-$500, Third Prize-$300

March 3 – 4, 2018

School of Music

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

Yuan Xiong Lu, Artistic Director

featuring Special Guest Artist

Gary Karr

World-Renowned Double Bass Virtuoso
and recitals, lectures, masterclasses, and clinics
by the following renowned double bass artists and teachers:

George Amorim, UT-Rio Grande Valley
Jeff Bradetich, North Texas
Michael Cameron, U. Illinois/Urbana-Champ.
Timothy Cobb, Juilliard, NY Phil.
Igor Eliseev, Stavanger Sym. Norway/Russia
Paul Ellison, Rice University
William Gowen, Dallas Opera Orchestra
Kyp Green, TCU, Jazz
Shaoshi Jiang, Sichuan Conservatory
Michael Klinghoffer, Jerusalem, Israel
Yuan Xiong Lu, TCU
Bing Luo, Shanghai Conservatory
Szymon Marciniak, Polish Virtuoso/Germany
Leigh Mesh, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Mark Morton, Texas Tech University
David Murray, Butler University
David Neubert, Austin Symphony
Sandor Ostlund, Baylor University
Brian Perry, Dallas Symphony, SMU
Tim Pitts, Rice University
Frank Proto, Bassist & Composer
Nicholas Scales, West Texas A&M University
John Schimek, Oklahoma City University
Dan Styffe, Oslo Philharmonic, Norway
Jessica Valls, Southwestern University
Shun Hua Zhu, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

(*All artists subject to change.)
and by the following guest artist pianists and violinist:
Elisabeth Adkins, Patryce King, Harmon Lewis,
Harold Martina, Evan Mitchell and Janet Pummill

In addition to lectures, guest-artist recitals, presentations, masterclasses, and an orchestral competition, the festival will also feature instrument luthiers showcasing their instruments and double bass accessories for our students.

2018 TCU Bass Festival Registration Form

Fees: $40 for all participants (due by February 15); $20 for all auditors in advance or $25 at the door. Make checks payable to Texas Christian University, memo: Double Bass Festival. Photocopied registration forms will be accepted. Check-in will begin at 8:30am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 and the sessions will close at 6:00pm on Sunday, March 4. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to perform in one of the masterclasses.

To make your registration payment, or for more information, please contact:
Charlene Smith, TCU School of Music, TCU Box 297500, Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: 817-257-7232 Fax: 817-257-7344 Email:
For further questions, call Professor Yuan Xiong Lu at 817-257-4465 or email at

Masterclasses and Recitals Webcast link (posted prior to event)

2018 TCU Bass Festival Schedule


March 3
March 4
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PepsiCo Recital Hall
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129 United States