BSO: Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair, endowed in perpetuity
Todd Seeber joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's double bass section in May 1988. From January 1986 until he joined the BSO, he was principal bass of the Buffalo Philharmonic, which he joined when he was twenty and with which he appeared frequently as a soloist. Before joining the Buffalo Philharmonic, he was assistant principal bass of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. Born in Spokane, Washington, Mr. Seeber grew up in Canada, Hawaii, and Australia. He began playing the double bass at age eleven with George Wellington and attended high school in Portland, Oregon, where he studied with Herman Jobelmann. A Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in 1983 and 1984, he won first prize in the American String Teachers National Solo Competition in 1983 and was a 1984 winner of the Boston University Concerto-Aria Competition. In May 1985 he graduated from Boston University, where he studied with Henry Portnoi. Mr. Seeber currently teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music, at Boston University's School for the Arts, at the Tanglewood Music Center, and at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.