Steve Benne, M.M.
Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony. Previously he was principal double bassist with the New American Chamber Orchestra.
Steve has performed at the Grec Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival, the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival, and the Uppsala Festival. In the U.S., Steve has performed with the Florida International Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival.
He was one of the consortium soloists to premier the Harbison Concerto for the Bass Viol with the Knoxville Symphony.
Steve’s teachers include Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, and Eldon Obrecht. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini.