Minnesota Orchestra appoints Kristen Bruya principal bass

Posted on: February 5, 2015

In Wednesday’s (2/4) Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Kristin Tillotson reports, “Kristen Bruya has been named the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal bass.… Bruya is the first principal musician the orchestra has appointed since the 15-month lockout ended in January 2014. Two other musicians have been hired since then, violinist Cecilia Belcher and bass trombonist Andrew Chappell. Most recently the assistant principal bass with the Toronto Symphony, Bruya held that position since 2010. Before that, she was a member of the Nashville Symphony for four years. A native of Missoula, Montana, Bruya has also played with the Santa Fe Opera and various chamber groups. She also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto…. Bruya succeeds acting co-principals Matthew Frischman and Kathryn Nettleman, both still members of the bass section.” Bruya’s first scheduled appearances with the Minnesota Orchestra are on February 5 and 6, in a pair of concerts featuring Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9.

Posted February 5, 2015