Published: Aug. 29, 2012

chirkovThe 12th Rocky Mountain String Bass Festival is being held on Sunday, September 16 in the CU College of Music.   The Festival is features guest artist Artem Chirkov, one of the foremost double bassists in the world today.  Mr. Chirkov is principal bass of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Russia, and Gold Medal winner of the 2010 Bradetich International Double Bass Solo Competition.  The festival runs from 8:30 am until 7:30 pm, and concludes with a 5:30 pm guest artist recital FREE and open to the public with Artem Chirkov, accompanied by CU faculty member Margaret McDonald.  The popular Monster Bass Ensemble (double bass orchestra with 50+ bassists) directed by CU double bass professor Paul Erhard will also perform on the evening recital.