Kris Saebo, double bass
Kris Saebo leads a versatile musical life in New York City as a chamber musician, recording artist, composer/arranger, and teaching artist. Kris is a co-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, and the Chris Norman Ensemble. A noted collaborator, Kris has worked with artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Dawn Upshaw, Jamey Haddad, and Nas.
Mr. Saebo is also a devoted teaching artist, and has worked in this capacity in the greater New York area, as well as internationally. Through his work with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, Kris has worked with all ages in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Mr. Saebo has also been a visiting teaching artist at The Colburn School and will be returning this summer to Skidmore College to serve on faculty for the Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute.
Mr. Saebo 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.