Double bass masterclass in Sutivan
As part of the summer music school UZMAH / UPBEAT, a workshop for double bass will be held from 8.8. to 13.8.2020. in Sutivan, Brač. The workshop leader is SLAWOMIR GRENDA (Germany) who will host a double bass masterclass.
Active and passive participants are to cover travel and accommodation costs themselves. The organizer disclaims all liability in case of injury or any accident of all participants of the International Summer School UZMAH (active, passive participants, professors, organizers, as well as any other guests who are in the venues where the event is held) as well as any damage or theft of their property. For underage children, it is recommended that they attend the UZMAH International School with parental or escort accompanying.
Double bassist Sławomir Grenda was born in Poland in 1968. He graduated from the Karol Szymanowski High School of Music, where he studied bass with Edward Piwowarczyk and Waldemar Tamowski. He continued his studies with Prof. Harold Robinson at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where he received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. As a recipient of the Karajan Scholarship, Mr. Grenda played in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and studied with the principal bassist Prof. Reiner Zepperitz. Subsequently, Sławomir Grenda served as a principal bassist of the Berlin Staatsoper. Since September 1996 he has held the position of a principal bassist of the Munich Philharmonic. In 2003 Mr. Grenda became a principal bassist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra found by Maestro Claudio Abbado. Mr. Grenda was awarded in 1990 the top prize in the Geneva International Competition, considered the most prestigious bass competition in the world. He also won several prizes in the Polish National Competition, B. Ciechanski National Competition, the Yale Gordon Competition at Peabody, the International Bass Competition in Kromeřiž, the Czech Republic, and the Performers of Connecticut National Competition in the United States. A frequent soloist with orchestras, Mr. Grenda has appeared with the Munich Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., as well as many other orchestras in the United States, Croatia and in his native Poland. He has played solo recitals throughout Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, and the United States, performing many of his own arrangements for the double bass from the violin and cello repertoire. He is a very active as a chamber musician, especially in a duo with his wife, a pianist Ivana Švarc Grenda. Mr. Grenda is dedicated to his work with young people. Over the last 25 years, he has been giving classes to the young musicians, members of the Orchestral Academy of the Munich Philharmonic, as well as conducting masterclasses in Spain, Chile, Poland, Croatia, Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. In addition, Mr. Grenda is a tutor of the bass group of the prestigious Mahler Youth Orchestra.
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I really want to visit Brač! How do I do that?!
Brač is an island which can be reached by sea and air. Here are some basics.
BY SEA ///
There are two ferry lines connecting Brač with a land.
First is in Supetar, connecting Brač with Split, and the second is on Sumartin, connecting Brač with Makarska. There is a third port that can be reached by regular local boat lines, and that is Bol, on the south part of the island. Here, you can reach Brač from Split, or from a neighbouring island Hvar. More information about ferry lines and timetables you may find here.
Also, if you own or rent boats, you may just sail into any place on island Brač. We suggest Brač Deluxe for transfers!
BY AIR ///
Brač has its own small airport, situated in the middle of the island. More and more flights are introduced each year, and all the necessary information you may find on the airport’s website. If you need transportation from the airport to any other place on the island, may we suggest contacting some of the #bestofbrac service providers, such as Taxi Peša, Brač Deluxe, Rent a Motorino or M&B rent. Check them out!
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Mladena Vodanovića 25 – 21 400 Supetar
+385 21 631 145 / 112
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+ 385 21 630 959
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