Meet The Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Woodwinds - Bassoon

Miles Maner


Miles Maner joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in July 2013 as contrabassoon/bassoon. For the three seasons prior to his appointment at the CSO, Maner performed with the Kansas City Symphony in their new home, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to his position there as associate principal bassoonist and contrabassoonist, Maner was the principal bassoonist of the Breckenridge Music Festival, and has previously participated in such prestigious music festivals as the Pacific Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center and the National Repertory Orchestra. His former teachers are Benjamin Kamins of Rice University and Kristin Wolfe Jensen of the University of Texas.

This biography is based on information provided by the artist, ensemble or representatives thereof and may only be as current as the artist’s or ensemble’s most recent performance at Symphony Center.