John Krause began playing double bass at the age of ten as a public school student in Chittenango, New York. As a winner of the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition in high school, he went on to attend The Boston Conservatory where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Double Bass Performance in 2016 while studying with Lawrence Wolfe and Thomas Van Dyck. While in college he attended Eastern Music Festival and Brevard Music Center. In 2018, he graduated as a Patti Johnson Wilson String Orchestral Fellow at Oklahoma State University under the tutelage of George Speed.

In Oklahoma, he performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and was the Associate Principal Bass of the Tulsa Opera Orchestra. He moved back to the east coast upon graduating, and has since played with the Lynchburg Symphony as Associate Principal Bass, the North Carolina Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and the Richmond Symphony, among others.

John is excited to be playing very close to where he grew up in his home state of New York. He enjoys reading, sports, being outdoors, and listening to Herbert Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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