Diploma Curtis Institute of Music
Keith Buncke began his tenure as Principal Bassoon of the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra in July 2015, having been appointed to the position
by Music Director Riccardo Muti.
Previously, Keith served as Principal Bassoon of the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra, a post to which he was appointed in 2014, while still
attending the Curtis Institute of Music.
Keith has performed chamber music at the La Jolla Music Society
and with pianist Mitsuko Uchida and violinist Vadim Gluzman in Chicago. He has
given master classes and taught at the Aspen Music Festival, Northwestern
University, University of Kansas, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Roosevelt
University, and the Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp.
Keith was born in Orange, California and grew up in Portland,
Oregon, before attending the Interlochen Arts Academy and Curtis. He also
studied at the Pacific, Tanglewood, and Aspen music festivals, as well as Music
Academy of the West. His principal teachers include Daniel Matsukawa, Dr. Eric
Stomberg, and Mark Eubanks.
Learn more on the Bassoon Studio Page