ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Brett Shurtliffe

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Name: Brett Shurtliffe
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Auer Hall
Presentation Title: Franz Simandl - The Bohemian Bottesini
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical

Double bassist Brett Shurtliffe is the Associate Principal with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.   Brett received his Bachelor in Music and Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and his Master in Music from Duquesne University.  He was the Top American Prizewinner at the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, and two years later took 1st Prize at the ISB Orchestral Competition.  Since joining the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, Brett has appeared numerous times as a soloist with the BPO, as well as with many other orchestras around the country.

Brett’s playing has been described as “immaculate” in a 2012 Bass World review, and “Not even Johann Sebastian shredded as hard as this guy” were the accolades from an imaginative recital at a downtown Buffalo night club in 2012.  His recital engagements have taken him to many unique venues across the U.S. and Canada.  Brett has served as Adjunct Professor of Double Bass at The Eastman School of Music, SUNY Fredonia, and Grove City College.  Along with his current private studio, he serves as Adjunct Professor of Double Bass at Canisius and Houghton Colleges, and is on faculty at the International Festival Institute in Round Top Texas.

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