Doublestop Foundation, 2014 'Artist In You' Instrument Loan Competition

Discussion in 'Orchestral Auditions [DB]' started by DoublestopFdn, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. DoublestopFdn


    Nov 18, 2013
    Greetings Double Bassists,

    Doublestop Foundation hosts the annual 'Artist In You' Instrument Loan Competition and we thought your community would appreciate knowing!

    This year the Competition is awarding a Kolstein Carcassi model double bass (c. 2000), formerly the property of and inscribed "commissioned by Scott Haigh."

    More information will be posted in January 2014. If you have any questions, please address them here or email us at

    In the meantime, please visit our website at and please consider please liking our Facebook page!
  2. DoublestopFdn


    Nov 18, 2013
    Thank you for visiting our thread. The early submission deadline is April 1st, so there's plenty of time to get your recordings and materials together.

    Please click HERE for the competition guidelines.

    If you're ready to complete your application simply click the announcement below!

    *** We recommend gathering all materials before completing the application because it is not possible to save your work. ***

    Best of luck to everyone!!!

  3. DoublestopFdn


    Nov 18, 2013
    Thank you for visiting our thread.
    Please note the addition of the "Unstamped early 19th century cello" and new early submission deadline for cellist.
    Good luck!!!

  4. DoublestopFdn


    Nov 18, 2013
    Hello Bassists! This year's competition has just over 3 weeks remaining to submit an application. Thank you for visiting and good luck.

    The Kolstein Carcassi bass sounds great! Roberston's extension really made the instrument explode. If you're passing through NYC and would like to give it a ride please email us to arrange a time. (You can see our email address in the first post... apparently the mods have put up blockers.)
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  6. DoublestopFdn


    Nov 18, 2013
    2014 'Artist In You' Instrument Loan Competition

    A special thank you to all who applied. The competition was strong, especially in the double bass section. Please put your hands together for these 11 finalists.


    Ms. Qing Yu CHEN (Oakland Gardens, NY)
    Ms. Annika JENKINS (Virginia Beach, VA)

    Mr. Chris ROGERS-BEADLE (Hingham, MA)
    Ms. Jiali LI (New York, NY/China)
    Mr. Jeremy Laureta (Uniondale, NY)

    Ms. Mairead FLORY (Nokesville, VA)
    Ms. Soyoon PARK (Cincinnati, OH)
    Ms. Mosa TSAY (Berkeley, CA)

    Double Bass
    Ms. Cecile-Laure KOUASSI (Houston, TX/France)
    Mr. Michael FRANZ (Rochester, NY)
    Mr. Christian GRAY (Boston, MA)

    *** The - LIVE - Final Round will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at NYU Steinhardt's School of Music [Room 303, the newest performance space] from 10am-4pm. This round is open to the public and free to attend.
    Please join us and be part of this exciting event!
    (limited seating capacity)
  7. abrbass


    Jun 29, 2012

    What time are the double bass finals?
  8. A Spotless Mind

    A Spotless Mind

    Aug 18, 2009
    Huge congrats to Christian Gray for winning in the double bass category!!!!
  9. Dbass926


    Jun 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Nice job Christian! What a badass