Journal of Undergraduate Research


bass world 3, music, St. Petersburg, Russia, Artem's World Bass Festival


Fine Arts and Communications




Russia has always been known for its indelible contributions to the arts. The likes of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rostropovich and Koussevitzky cultivated their great talents there. Eric Hansen, professor of double bass at Brigham Young University, encouraged me to use some of his connections in Russia as an opportunity to experience this rich arts culture. His friend, Artem Chirkov, is principal Bassist of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and winner of the Bradetitch International Bass Competition. Eric suggested that I make the trip to St. Petersburg to participate in Artem’s World Bass Festival because it would help to prepare me for my required recital the coming semester, It would expose me to different schools of pedagogy and I would have the reference of some world class musicians to better gauge my skills as a bass player.

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