Andrew Raciti

    Associate Principal

    Andrew Raciti

    Andrew Raciti is the Assistant Principal Bass of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Acting Principal 2012/13, and again in 2014/15).  He is also the head of the double bass studio of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Chicago. Before joining the Milwaukee Symphony in 2006, Mr Raciti was Associate Principal Bass of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia. He has also performed with the Detroit Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In the summers, he has been the Principal Bass of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and performs orchestral and chamber music at the Grand Teton Music Festival. He is also a regular professor of the Filharmonica Joven de Colombia in South America.  In 2011, he performed the United States premiere of the Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra by Macedonian composer Zivoin Glisic.  A recognized authority in bass pedagogy and performance, Mr Raciti has published articles in the quarterly for the International Society of Bassists.  He is currently involved with the  BATUTA foundation of Colombia, South America, where he is developing the bass portion of a comprehensive string pedagogy that will be used throughout its 17,000 member nationwide network.