Bassoonist and contra bassoonist Mike Gamburg has been a member of the Seattle Symphony since 2002. Before Seattle, Mike was a member of the Colorado Symphony, and the Grant Park Symphony (Chicago). During the 2000-2001 season, Mike played with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Mike has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Orchestre de Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Bochum Symphony (Germany) and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Music Performance from DePaul University, where he studied with Chicago Symphony bassoonist Bruce Grainger.
Mike enjoys helping young players with audition preparation and coaches the bassoon section of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra.