Kris Saebo, double bass

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Kris Saebo leads a varied musical life based in New York City as a chamber musician, recording artist (NY and LA), composer/arranger, and teaching artist. He performs regularly with several chamber orchestras including A Far Cry and NOVUS NY. He has performed with the Dover, Parker, Attacca, and Pro Arte Quartets, as well as members of the St. Lawerence Quartet. His many years in New York City have led him to collaborate and perform with artists of all musical styles such as Sir Simon Rattle, Dawn Upshaw, Barbara Hannigan, Jamey Haddad, Trey Anastasio, and the rapper Nas.

Kris received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where his teachers were Homer Mensch and Orin O’Brien. He is a founding member of Decoda, the Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. As an artist of Decoda he has been fortunate to lead and participate in dozens of diverse projects in Baltimore, at Gettysburg College, Lee Correctional Institute in South Carolina, in South Korea, and a tour of South Africa, among many others. He looks forward to each summer, where for the past 6 years, he has served on the faculty of the Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute.

In his free time, Kris enjoys cooking, reading, watching films, improvising on a 1973 Fender Rhodes, and working on his own creative projects. Kris splits his time between New York and Madison, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife, fellow Decoda artist, Alicia Lee.