Andrew Raciti• Northwestern University
• Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Musical Instrument: Double bass
Andrew Raciti is the Associate Principal Bass of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He is also the head of the double bass studio of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Before joining the Milwaukee Symphony in 2006, Mr. Raciti was Associate Principal Bass of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia. He has also performed with the Detroit Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
In the summers he performs as Principal and Tutti Bass at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming. He has also played as Principal Bass of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. In South America, he has been a regular professor for the Filharmonica Joven de Colombia. Numerous solo performances include the United States premiere of the Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra by the Macedonian composer, Zivoin Glisic. A recognized authority in bass pedagogy and performance, Mr. Raciti is in demand as a visiting clinician and teacher and has published various articles in the quarterly for the International Society of Bassists.
He completed his undergraduate studies with Richard Davis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his graduate degree from Rice University under the tutelage of Paul Ellison.