Straight talk from highly revered educator and music legend. Must-see exclusive 3-part video interview!
Bertram Turetzky is a world-renowned bassist, educator and composer. In addition to his role as Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Music at University of California-San Diego (UCSD), Turetzky has given hundreds of seminars, workshops and master classes, which have been described as “life altering.”
Professor Turetzky has been a featured contrabass soloist in countless venues across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Australia. A prolific recording artist, Turetzky’s music cuts across a wide variety of genres, including chamber music, jazz, symphonic and klezmer. He is also an acclaimed soloist and improviser and has received many awards for composition from ASCAP and several grants from the NEA.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman sat down with Mr. Turetzky at the 2013 convention of the International Society of Bassists at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Watch our (3-part) interview with Bert!
Part I: The early years, first-hand tales of Charles Mingus and more
Part II: Transitions: Becoming a symphonic player, solo artist and distinguished educator
Part III: Current and future projects and the secret to playing the bass!
See our exclusive FBPO feature on the 2013 International Society of Bassists convention!