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Kai Rocke

About this Artist

Kai Rocke embraces a varied career as an orchestral performer, chamber musician and teacher. He is the recently appointed contrabassoon/ utility bassoon with the Oregon Symphony and also serves on faculty at Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles’ (YOLA) National Festival during the summer.

A graduate of both The New England Conservatory and Rice University, he has also completed the Rosemary and David Good Fellowship with the Minnesota Orchestra. Prior to his fellowship he was an avid teacher in the Houston area and 2nd bassoon with the New Bedford Symphony. Mr. Rocke has performed with various ensembles including the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony, 45th Parallel and the Amici Wind quintet. His primary teachers include Benjamin Kamins, Gregg Henegar, Sue Heineman and Lewis Lipnick.