Winners of the 2019 ISB Maker's Competition

The International Society of Bassists' biennial maker's competition was held June 3-4, 2019 at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. Dustin Williams served as chair of this year's competition, which attracted 24 entries from five countries.

Competition Results

SILVER MEDAL FOR WORKMANSHIP

Evan Davenport, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Trevor Davis, Austin, Texas
Joey Naeger, Katy, Texas
Christopher Savino, Albuquerque, New Mexico

SILVER MEDAL FOR TONE
John Koehler, Shoqualmie, Washington
Mitch Moehring, Kilgore, Texas
Sam Morel, Lyon, France
Aaron Reiley, Hudsonville, Michigan

CERTIFICATE FOR WORKMANSHIP
David Briggs, Edgewood, New Mexico
Mathieu Mayoux, Saint Angel, France
Cristiano Scipioni, Mantova, Italy
Tetsu Suzuki, Cremona, Italy

CERTIFICATE FOR TONE
David Briggs, Edgewood, New Mexico
Randy Hunt, Nashville, Tennessee
Robert McIntosh, Cambridge, New York
Joey Naeger, Katy, Texas
Keiran O'Hara, Brewster, New York
Tetsu Suzuki, Cremona, Italy

CONVENTION FAVORITE
Trevor Davis, Austin, Texas

CONVENTION FAVORITE HONORABLE MENTION
Evan Davenport, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aaron Reiley, Hudsonville, Michigan
Andrew Stetson & William Lakeberg,
Cincinnati, Ohio

Trevor Davis 2019 Audience Favorite

2019 ISB Maker's Competition Audience Favorite winner Trevor Davis (left) is congratulated by ISB president John Schimek.
Photo by Yawen Wu

Judges

WORKMANSHIP JUDGES
Christopher Dungey, Grand Junction, Colorado
Daniel Hachez, East Wenatchee, Washington
Christopher White, Boston, Massachusetts

TONE JUDGES
Travis Harrison, Winnipeg, Canada
Nicholas Walker, Ithaca, New York
Danny Ziemann, Rochester, New York

Thanks to Our 2019 Competition Sponsors

Robertson & Sons Violin Shop, Inc., Platinum Sponsor
Mooradian Cover Company, Gold Sponsor