Ted Botsford

Ted Botsford joined the Oregon Symphony in 2010 as Assistant Principal Bass. He performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, and the Austin Symphony, and has appeared at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA, the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and the AIMS festival in Graz, Austria. Ted studied with Paul Ellison at Rice University, earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and received the Diplôme and Teaching Certificate in 2007 from the Institut International François Rabbath in Paris, France.

In addition to performing, Ted is interested in teaching and promoting the bass as a solo instrument. Ted taught at the first Kansas City Bass Workshop in 2010, has been on faculty at the George Vance Bass Workshop, and in 2011 was guest artist at Ithaca College and University of Oregon. In 2009, he was part of the inaugural season of Da Camera of Houston’s Young Artist Program, whose mission is to expand classical music audiences through outreach concerts in non-traditional venues such as museums and schools. Ted started the bass with George Vance and was awarded a Teaching Certificate for Mr. Vance’s Progressive Repertoire.

Ted also joined us for the 2013 KCBW. Here’s some proof!