ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Claus Freudenstein

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Name: Claus Freudenstein
Presentation Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023 1:30 PM
Presentation Venue: Stamps Auditorium
Presentation Title: Claus Freudenstein & Friends present
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture/Performance
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Pedagogy, Classical - with piano collaborator, Classical - with other collaborators, Jazz - with other collaborators, New Music, Other

Since the beginning of his career the german bassist Claus Freudenstein revolutionized the bass world. He invented  "The Freudenstein-Minibass“, his own teaching method -  he brought Rock music in the world of Chamber music and vice versa by creating his doublebass quartett „The Bassmonsters“ and he composed and arranged new music for solo doublebass and ensemble.

He set up the "Bavarian Bassdays" festival and made it become an International leading event.

In 2021 he was considered for a Grammy Avard.

Claus Freudenstein was invited to teach Masterclasses, lectures and performed solo concerts in countless universities and venues around the globe. In Honduras he received a „Doctor honoris causa“ diplom from the „Conservatorio Nacional de Música - „Francisco Ramón Diaz Zelaya.

Well known composers like John Alexander (GB), Girolamo Deraco (IT) , George Hatzimichelakis (GRC) and Simon Garcia (ES) wrote compositions for him. 

Claus Freudenstein was „Director on the Board“ of the International Society of Bassists for four years and wrote articles for the Bass World magazine.

Also Claus collaborated with Bruce Gertz to record his composition „Snowfall“ and he created the „Heal the world“ video with the World Doublebass Orchestra during the Covid Lockdown.

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