CONGRESS

It time to discuss, share & develop!”

Join the European every two years congress.
A recurring meeting point for international leading bass players, lecturers, bass makers, students, amateurs and other bass enthusiasts plus relevant institutions and business.


We all come to present and/or listen - to show, share and exchange our knowledge and wisdom, and to get inspiration for our next developing movement.


The 2016 European double bass congress is taking place at the HAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague Music and Dance Faculty – September 20-25.

OVERVIEW

HIGHLIGTHS

OPENING CONGRESS CEREMONY

OPENING CONGRESS
CEREMONY

Sept. 20th at 10:00
Official Opening of the Double Bass Congress at HAMU.
Welcome & Words.

Opening Prague Ceremony - Music

OPENING PRAGUE
CEREMONY

Sept. 20th at 12:00
Official Opening of the Double Bass Congress in Prague.
All bassists walk to Na Kampě (about 5 min.) and play together.

OPENING CZECH CEREMONY

OPENING CZECH
CEREMONY

Sept. 20th at 19:30
1) Presentations of Czech music played by the best Czech musicians including 16 bassists.
2) Announcements and Czech music played winning Classic Solo Competitors.

FINAL CONGRESS - CEREMONY

FINAL CONGRESS
CEREMONY

Sept. 24th at 19:00
The final ceremony with a summary and highlights of the week presented by various artists.

FEATURES

PASSES & TICKETS

PASSES & TICKETS

To participate the congress click on JOIN in the top menu or below, and you will enter the page where you can select your way to attend.

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

Click PROGRAM in the top menu or below to enter the page, where you can see the program hour by hour, Presenters, Accompanists and Exhibitors.
Find also our program as Facebook events at BASS2016 PRAGUE info and use all the advantages.

HANG & INFO

HANG & INFO

Meet all the other bass enthusiasts in the evenings for tales, music, drinks and good acquaintanceship at the HAMU Klub 19:30 – 0:00.
Small musical and informative events are part of it.

Food & Drinks

FOOD & DRINKS

Get your food and drinks right at the HAMU cantina/buffet!

Very good and delicious meal plus coffee/tea and cake.

Only 12 € a day all inclusive.

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPH

Get professional photos!
Top notch music photographers Frank Jerke will be available for only 30 € for a 20 minutes session - studio or stage.
All pics shot are yours.

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPH

Get professional photos!
Top notch music photographer Trine Dalgaard will be available for only 30 € for a 20 minutes session - studio or stage.
All pics shot are yours.

VIDEO RECORD

VIDEO RECORDING

Get a 50 minutes video recording of your presentation by our videoteam.
The price is inclusive postproduction -
1 camera: 110 €
3 cameras: 170 €

PHYSIOTHERAPY Angela Gebler

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Angela Gebler -
"My Hands for Your Health"
Get your body moving and relaxed to feel better and improve the sound of your instrument!
Sign up for treatment/counseling or massage.
30 min. 25 € - 60 min. 40 €

GRANT BASSES

GRANT BASSES

"A good sound is produced by a good musician on a good instrument."
For serious and promising players and institutions.
Apply for a two-year grant bass.
• JAKOB MOTTER
• UPTON BASS
• BJÖRN STOLL
• BASSICO

MASTER CLASSES

MASTER CLASSES

Max. 4 students pr. Master Class (snooze and lose ;)
See the master class descriptions at pro.bass2016.eu - use the search field, write "master class"  - or go directly to the submissions.

STRING LAB - Pirastro

PIRASTRO STRING LAB - BASS2016

Try out the best PIRASTRO-STRINGS and improve your sound.
Let yourself be supported by FRANK DITTRICH - one of the most innovative German bass makers.
Free Service for all congress participants.
www.dittrich-instrumente.de

SOCIAL MEDIAS

FACEBOOK INFO & TALK

Follow BASS2016 PRAGUE on Facebook.

We made two Facebook sites:

  • INFO - official news and infomation visible for everyone, also non-facebook users.
  • TALK - all kind of interaction, posts and comments between the group members, only visible for facebook users.

Notice that Firefox browsers as default might not show Facebook plugins.
Solution: Tools - Options - Privacy - uncheck Tracking.
or use browsers like Chrome, Safari, Opera...

FACEBOOK EVENTS

The complete program is also setup in Facebook Events.
You are welcome to like and share the events.

Notice that Firefox browsers as default might not show Facebook plugins.
Solution: Tools - Options - Privacy - uncheck Tracking.
or use browsers like Chrome, Safari, Opera...

PRESENTERS

PRESENTERS

100+ leading bass artists and lecturers presenting their latest work.

A variety of recitals, lectures, master classes and research papers in every musical genre, topic and level will be held by leading bass players and professors/researchers.

All presentations are held at the music academy HAMU in Prague

ACCOMPANISTS

Many of the jazz and classic double bass performances will be accompanied by high class accompanists.

Some artists bring their own accompanist(s) or even a group.

ATTENDEES

BASSISTS

All kind of bassists and all kind of levels meet to get inspired by the 150+ recitals, lectures, master classes, seminars and research papers - and to talk and exchange ideas in addition to participate in the common BASS2016 bass events.

Furthermore to see/try the huge exhibition of basses and accessories - it's all in one place!

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AMATEUR
JAZZ BASSISTS

Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 to 13:30.

Martin Penning All bassists age 18 and up, of all abilities and interests, are welcome. The emphasis is on amateur players (or as a hobby looking for quick/profi tips).
Head of Amateur Jazz Bassists:
Wayne Darling

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AMATEUR
JAZZ E-BASSISTS

Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 to 13:30, alternating with the Amateur Jazz Bassists.

All bassists age 18 and up, of all abilities and interests, are welcome. The emphasis is on amateur players (or as a hobby looking for quick/profi tips).
Head of Amateur Jazz E-Bassists:
Zoltan Dekany

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STUDENTS

ATTENTION: The ECTS credit points for European students are unfortunately not available at BASS2016.

We will to do our best to get them incorporated at BASS2018.

GUESTS

We have a special low price PASS for non-bassist companions like family, parents, spouses, guardians.

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YOUTH BASS CAMP

Bassico Young bass players (age 19 or less) will benefit from the Youth Bass Camp which offers a full week of lessons, master classes and ensemble playing with premier teachers and artists. The week will culminate with a the final performance.
The main language is English but many teachers speak German as well.
Many schools in Europe accept this Camp as a European Education Exchange – and will allow pupils/students to take a week off. If needed, check mark for an exemption.

Read the template of exemption in CZ, EN, DE or DK - press the button. We will fill in the right information for you and sign it, if you check mark for an exemption in the formular when buying the PASS.

Head of Youth Bass Camp: Stefan Petzold & Michael Klinghoffer

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COMPETITORS

Three playing bass competitions: one Jazz and two classic Solo and Orchestral competitions.

A great experience for the contestants and may provide prizes/awards that can boost their career. All competitions are held in the beginning of the week and are open for public.

Press the buttons to read conditions.
CLOSED - deadline was June 1st, 2016.

EXHIBITORS

EXHIBITORS

Leading bass makers and accessory manufacturers from all over the world display instruments, strings bows, cases, bags, amplifiers, strings, pick-ups, literature etc. and will be on hand to discuss their products and give support.

There will also be lectures by leading bass makers and researchers.

Press JOIN in the menu, - press the Exhibitors/Supporters JOIN - press the CALCULATOR.

BASS MAKERS COMPETITION

Objective Classic
The competition’s objective is to inspire the creation of outstanding, artistic, concert-quality double basses and to challenge all the involved, jury as audience, with a unique experience of double bass sound.

All basses are played behind a curtain and judge by three bodies - two juries, respectively 3 makers and 3 players, and audience. Audience older than age 15 may participate and must stay judging all basses.

The competition is hold on Sept. 20th, 14:00 at the congress.

HAMU ACADEMY

HAMU - Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

HAMU

Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Malostranské nám. 13 ,118 01 Praha 1

Trams No 12, 20 and 22 “Malostranské náměstí” station, one stop from Metro line A “Malostranská” station.

See below the gallery of floorplans and rooms (more photos to come).

BASS2012

BASS2012 COPENHAGEN

See a summary of the double bass congress in Copenhagen, Aug. 2012.

SUPPORTERS BUSINESS

A special thanks for major support and a long-term agreement with BASSEUROPE

DIAMOND

PLATINUM

PLATINUM

PLATINUM

SUPPORTERS PUBLIC/AUTHORITY

Thanks for support and collaboration of all kind

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA

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