Beth W. Giacobassi

Beth Giacobassi was appointed to play contra-bassoon and bassoon with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 1982 and was also acting assistant principal for the MSO from Jan. 2002-June 2005. In the fall of 2001, she joined the faculty at UW-Milwaukee and became the principal bassoonist of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. Each summer she has been … Continued

Rudi Heinrich

Rudi Heinrich is proud to be a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, joining the orchestra in 2013. Previously, Rudi served as Principal Bassoon in the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra for 10 seasons, Assistant Principal Bassoon in the Alabama Symphony for 5 seasons, and 2nd Bassoon in the Louisiana Philharmonic for 2 seasons. He … Continued

Catherine Chen

Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “assured and startlingly lyrical” and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for her “soaring lines,” Catherine Chen joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bassoon in 2017.  Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she moved with her family to the United States at age six.  While living in Taipei, she began her musical studies, playing the … Continued