CSO hires 21-year-old as principal bassoon

Thu Jan 22, 2015 at 11:04 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Keith Buncke
Keith Buncke

Keith Buncke has been named principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, replacing David McGill who retired last summer.

Currently principal of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the 21-year-old Oregon native was appointed to the ASO last spring while still a student at the Curtis Institute. Buncke assumed his Atlanta duties just two months ago due to the prolonged lockout with Atlanta Symphony musicians over a contract dispute.

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