Adelaide Bass Day 2024

The Elder Conservatorium and the University of Adelaide are presenting a Double Bass Day on Sunday 28 April, bringing together performers, teachers, students, luthiers and exhibitors from all over Australia. Hosted in Elder Hall, the day will feature recitals, masterclasses, jazz clinics, lecture demonstrations, ensemble playing and concerts suited for all ages and levels.

Featuring performers and educators including Phoebe RusselDavid SchillingLyndon GreyAndrew TaitStuart RileyJonathan CocoStevie NewtonRob NairnAurora HenrichPeter McLachlanRebecca Scully, and Georgia Gamble

Music for the mass-bass works, which will be rehearsed during the day and performed in the final concert, will be sent out as PDFs after online registration. The music is kindly supplied by Recital Music in the UK and there will be parts for all levels of bass players. 



Time What's On
9.00am Registration, check in
9.15–10.15am Bass ensemble rehearsal 1 (Bishop Hall)
10.00–10.45am Phoebe Russell masterclass (Bishop Hall)
10.45–11.15am Stuart Riley presentation - a sectional masterclass (Bishop Hall)
11.15–11.45am Bass ensemble rehearsal 2 (Bishop Hall)
11.45am–12.15pm Break
12.15–12.45pm Johno Coco recital (Elder Hall)
12.45pm Lunch
1.30–2.00pm David Schilling: Class on vibrato (Elder Hall)
2.05–2.35pm Aurora Heinrich recital (Elder Hall)
2.40–3.10pm Rob Nairn and Heidi von Bernewitz recital: Bass and viola duos (Elder Hall)
3.10–3.40pm Lyndon Gray presentation: Creating a walking bassline (Elder Hall)
3.45–4.00pm Rebecca Scully recital (Elder Hall)
4.00–4.15pm Break
4.15pm Bass ensemble rehearsal 3 (everyone join in)

Final Concert, open to the public (Elder Hall)

4.30pm - Jazz concert (Lyndon Gray and James Muller)

5.10pm - Adelaide Symphony Bass Quartet

5.30pm - Mass Bass Ensemble

5.45pm - Phoebe Russell recital


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