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

Catherine Chen joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bassoon, holding the Muriel C. and John D. Silbar Family Bassoon Chair, in 2017 at the age of 24. Prior to her appointment with the Milwaukee Symphony, she won the Associate Principal Bassoon position with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22 and worked … Continued