Rob Wright

Aaron Shaul


Alden Cohen

Alden F. Cohen, a San Francisco native, is a professional free-lance double bassist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and his master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since 2004, Mr. Cohen has been on the San Francisco Symphony Double Bass substitute list and often performs with the symphony. Recently,… Read More

Robert Ashley


Michel Taddei – Principal

Michel Taddei studied double bass with Homer Mensch at the Juilliard School. Other teachers have included Joseph Cascelli, Henry Portnoi, Lawrence Wolfe, and Stuart Sankey, and chamber music studies with Eugene Lehner and Lewis Kaplan. He was invited by Kent Nagano to become Principal Bass with the Opéra National de Lyon (France), while still in graduate school at UC Berkeley. Performances, festivals, tours, and… Read More