ANKARA, Dec 2, 2009 (TUR) -- A seventeen-year-old doublebass
player from Turkey has won the second prize at Tchaikovsky Competition for String Instruments.
Music of Remembrance, a festival in Seattle dedicated to music related to the Holocaust, has already premiered her Fathers for baritone and piano trio, Holocaust 1944 for baritone and doublebass
, and The Seed of Dream, a group of several songs commissioned by the organization on poetry of Vilna ghetto survivor Abraham Sutzkever (premiered in May 2005; see description in "New Directions," pp.
Not content to write his Piano Concertos Nos 11,12 and 13 for public performance,he strove to get maximum economic value from them by arranging them for piano and string quartet including doublebass
Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the doublebass
in the United States today.
However, Ituarte made a wise choice in inviting two young talents to contribute: Arturo Luna on doublebass
and Alejandro "Pinocho" Lopez on drums.
A finger-plucked instrument with brass wire strings, larger than a lute, and used in the bass and partly doublebass
registers, its rich and resonant sound cannot be duplicated by any other instrument, early or modern.
Particularly outstanding were the dulcet flutes, Kate Aldridge's agile doublebass
, and Anneke Scott's orotund yet balletic natural horn solo over chugging bassoons in the Gloria's "Quoniam".