Kris Saebo, double bass
Kris Saebo leads a versatile musical life in New York City as a double bass soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, electric bassist, composer/arranger, and teaching artist. Kris is a founding member of Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall and performs regularly with A Far Cry, NOVUS NY, New York Classical Players, Ensemble Connect, The Chris Norman Ensemble, and the orchestra for the Broadway show Matilda.
Mr. Saebo is also a devoted teaching artist, and has worked in this capacity in the greater New York metropolitan area, as well as internationally. Through his work with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, Mr. Saebo has worked with all ages in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. In the summers of 2012 and 2014, through a partnership between the Juilliard School’s Global initiative and Santa Marcelina Cultura, he traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to teach, perform, and collaborate with young Brazilian musicians. He has also been a visiting teaching artist at The Colburn School and at Skidmore College as part of the Decoda-Skidmore Chamber Music Institute.
A noted collaborator, Mr. Saebo has worked with artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Dawn Upshaw, Jamey Haddad, and Nas. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where his teachers were Orin O’Brien and Homer Mensch. Mr. Saebo is also an alumnus of Ensemble Connect, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute which nurtures high level musicians who also learn while engaging the communities in which they live and perform.