Robert Kassinger joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1993, and served previously as Assistant Principal Bass for the Colorado Symphony and Section Bass for the New Orleans Symphony.
An active chamber musician, Kassinger has performed with Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the Fine Arts Quartet and Music of the Baroque. Also renowned as a jazz artist, Kassinger has appeared with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Charlie Rouse and the Woody Herman Orchestra.
Kassinger is Adjunct Professor of Double Bass at DePaul University. He also serves as Master Clinician and Coach for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Canton International Summer Music Academy and International Society of Bassists. Kassinger is grateful to have studied with wonderful teachers: Frank Carroll, Homer Mensch, Stuart Sankey and Bruce Bransby.